Steve Freeman has returned to Schwan’s Consumer Brands, the UK unit of the US frozen pizza manufacturer, as managing director.

Freeman was previously with the UK producer and marketer of Chicago Town and Freschetta branded pizzas in the role of European sales and marketing director, before becoming senior vice president of Schwan’s Food Service at the company’s corporate headquarters in the US.

Freeman said of the appointment: “The markets in which we operate have seen many changes over the last two years and these changes have had significant impact on the whole food industry. We have adapted our business to meet these challenges and I look forward to working with my team as we develop strategies to drive future growth.”