Robert Michalski has joined Lindt USA as its new vice president of operations. He will be responsible for all manufacturing, distribution, engineering, logistics and demand planning for the company, which produces more than 300 premium chocolate products at its Stratham, N.H., facility, including the company’s iconic Lindor Truffles and Excellence bar collection.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Robert to Lindt USA, as he brings a wealth of experience to the company,” says Thomas Linemayr, the company’s president and ceo. “With his addition, Lindt will continue to achieve the highest quality standards, while accommodating the growing consumer demand for premium chocolate.”
Michalski has more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage business. Prior to joining Lindt in June, he worked for M&M/Mars and Cadbury Italy. Michalski received his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
This summer, Lindt USA unveiled a new 40,000-sq.-ft., multimillion dollar cocoa liquor processing plant at its headquarters in Stratham. The new roasting facility represents the latest development in the company’s ongoing expansion efforts, which includes the addition of 350,000 sq. ft. of production, packaging and distribution facility space over the last four years. The expanded Lindt USA facility now makes chocolate from bean to finished product for the United States, Canada, Mexico, England and Australia.
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