Dieter Zopf has been named Vice President Sales of Middleby Pet Food Processing. In this role, he will be responsible for leading sales and project management in the global production of pet food for Middleby Food Processing and Packaging.
“Dieter’s wealth of food technology knowledge will enhance our presence in this rapidly growing market,” said Mark Salman, President of the Middleby Food Processing and Packaging Group.
“His results-oriented approach will complement existing Middleby brand sales efforts and cultivate account initiatives in this segment. We welcome him and know his expertise will be valuable to our customers.”
Mr. Zopf has decades of industry leadership experience in all aspects of pet food, including research and development, quality, food safety, and engineering. He has a proven record in key roles, cooperatively innovating and implementing diverse product lines.
Dieter has a Studies of Food Technology Degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and is fluent in German, English, French, and Italian.
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.