On 1 January, Bewital petfood appointed authorized signatory and head of sales Bernd van der Linde as a further director, reported PET Worldwide.

Van de Linde began his career with the company in 2005, initially opening up and developing significant export markets for Bewital. In 2009 he assumed overall responsibility for sales. In this role he worked with his team to adapt the marketing orientation and organizational structures to take account of the changes in the market.

In addition to van der Linde, managing partner Dr Jürgen Wigger will continue to run the company.