French milk cooperative Sodiaal has appointed Christophe Laederich as the new managing director of its subsidiary, Cedilac.

Laederich replaces Georges-Etienne Vandamme, who resigned from the post.

He joins Cedilac from heading Fromagerie des Chaumes,  a subsidiary of Bongrain.

Cedliac generated 2001 turnover of €888m (US$958.7m), the equivalent of one-third of the Sodiaal group's global turnover.