After 12 years at the helm of The Bart Ingredients Company David Collard will be stepping down as CEO from 1st April 2024 and will be moving into the role of non-executive Chairman.
“It has been a privilege to lead the business and work with so many amazing people under the ownerships of both Langholm Capital and now the Fuchs Gruppe. This is an exciting time for the business. As we enter 2024, the team is well placed to drive the next phase of growth. On a personal note, I would like to thank everyone that I have worked with for the support shown to Bart and myself over the years.” – David Collard
We are delighted to announce that Adam Sims has assumed the role initially of Deputy CEO from January 1st and then CEO from April 1st, 2024. Adam has been with Bart for 8 years, starting in Finance before heading our Category Insights team, then our Newbury business and most recently stepping into the role of Chief Commercial Officer.
“It’s an absolute honour to be the incoming CEO of this extraordinary company. Stepping into this position comes with a profound sense of responsibility. However, with the support of an incredible team and the capabilities within the Fuchs group, I am excited about the future ahead.” – Adam Sims
Adam is well placed to lead The Bart Ingredients Company on the next growth phase now that we are fully embedded into our site in Severn Beach and are becoming increasingly integrated into the global Fuchs Gruppe and all the benefits that will bring to the future of Bart. This change has been planned over the last two years with our owners and Groupe CEO Nils Meyer-Pries.
Also, it is with mixed emotions that we are saying goodbye to Patrick Pace, our Sales Director, who will be retiring at the end of the year after 11 years with the business. Patrick has been instrumental in the growth of the Bart business and the transformation of our commercial function, and we thank him enormously for his contribution and support but wish him well for his deserved rest. However, until his replacement is appointed, he will continue to support Adam and the sales team on a part time advisory basis.