The Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of food and feed ingredients, has appointed William Solomon as the new Chief Operating Officer of its US contract manufacturing business, SternMaid America.
Having started his new appointment in September 2017, William Solomon says: “I’m looking forward to working in this fast-growing company. Stern-Wywiol Gruppe’s philosophy and high quality services are a perfect fit for the US market. It’s my aim to further develop SternMaid America’s contract manufacturing offerings and to lead the company towards continued success; both now and in the future.”
Previous to the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, William Solomon has worked as the Vice President of Manufacturing for Innovative Food Processors, Director of Operations for Grecian Delight Foods, Inc. and for multi-nationals such as Ecolab, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.
During this time, he built up a comprehensive network of contacts as well as in-depth expert knowledge. William has diverse leadership experience and documented business successes in setting strategic direction and leading high performing teams towards improved safety, quality, service and cost results. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
At the same time, Jan Thoele, former Executive Vice President of SternMaid America, has relocated to rejoin the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe’s team in Ahrensburg (Germany) and will take care of international order coordination.
About SternMaid America
SternMaid America, based in Aurora, Illinois, and SternMaid in Germany are members of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, one of the world’s most successful companies in the field of food and feed ingredients. Since its establishment in 1996, SternMaid Germany has taken its place among Europe’s leading contract manufacturers. With its US location, the group is continuing the SternMaid success story. The Aurora plant is one of the most modern of its kind and offers comprehensive, customized contract manufacturing services in the compounding and co-packing of powdered substances. The 30,000 sq ft facility has a blending capacity of about 4,000 tons annually.