LENEXA, KAN. — Corbion, a specialty ingredient supplier, announced Nov. 16 is has tapped Lonneke van Dijk as senior director of its Global Preservation Business, which operates as part of Corbion’s Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) business.

Van Dijk most recently served as senior director of strategic projects at Corbion, where she led the strategic innovation program for natural preservation. According to Corbion, van Dijk and her team relaunched “the industry’s most powerful preservation tool,” the Corbion Listeria Control Model. Since joining Corbion more than 20 years ago, she has held various positions in market development and management, as well as in product and category management.

Lonneke van Dijk, senior director of Corbion's Global Preservation Business.Lonneke van Dijk, senior director of Corbion's Global Preservation Business. (Source: LinkedIn) 

“With more than 20 years at Corbion, Lonneke brings a wealth of technical knowledge, marketing experience and business acumen to her expanded role,” said David Charest, vice president of SFS Corbion. “As the industry continues to shift toward more transparent labels and sustainable food solutions, Lonneke will be a key driver in leveraging Corbion’s strengths in preservation to help deliver the most innovative solutions for our customers around the world.”

In her new role, van Dijk will lead the company’s Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Projects team, as well as focusing on preservation product management, Corbion stated.

Van Dijk has two master’s degrees in science – one in food science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and another in food quality management from Ghent University in Belgium.

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