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Handtmann Canada names new managing director


June 30, 2020
By Bakers Journal


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Photo of Chris D'Aoust courtesy of Handtmann

Harald Suchanka, managing director of Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, announced the appointment of Chris D’Aoust as the new managing director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Handtmann Canada Limited.

D’Aoust will assume his new role, taking over the management of Handtmann Canada from Tom Kittle, on July 6, 2020. Kittle remains on the board of advisors for Handtmann Canada and continues as president of Handtmann, Inc. in the United States. The extensive cooperation between the Canadian and US entities will continue without interruption to ensure the highest levels of cross-border support for Handtmann customers.

The new managing director is a resident of Guelph, Ontario and has senior level experience with such well-known companies as Sealed Air and Diversey. D’Aoust has many years of experience leading service teams to all sectors of the food and beverage industry. He has been an active member with the Canadian Meat Council, the Ontario Dairy Council, Masterbrewers Association of the Americas and the Ontario Food Protection Association.

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