Heinz Korte has been elected as chairman of German dairy co-operative DMK Group.
DMK said Korte, 53, who has 210 dairy cows on his own farm in Lower Saxony, “is planning a fundamental reorientation in 2017 in order to deal with the consequences of the severe milk market crisis”.
Meanwhile, DMK said the new managing director of its ice cream business, Marcus-Dominic Hauck, will also become the division’s COO from April. Hauck, 42, will report to DMK’s group management team.
However, DMK has said income for 2016 would be “under less of a strain” than in 2015 because major capital investments were completed, including new production facilities in Zeven, Georgsmarienhütte and Erfurt.