Sara Lee Corp. announced that it has appointed Luc Volatier as senior vice president, supply chain & operations of its International Coffee and Tea business effective April 1, 2012. Volatier, 44, will be in charge of all procurement, supply chain and manufacturing operations. He will continue to serve in the same role once the International Coffee and Tea business is spun-off from Sara Lee Corp. in the first half of 2012.
"Luc's entrepreneurial drive and supply chain acumen will help our international coffee and tea business continue to bring exciting products to consumers with greater efficiency in an increasingly demanding global marketplace," said Sara Lee Corp's International Coffee and Tea business chief executive officer, Michiel Herkemij, in a prepared statement. "We are pleased to have him join us as we create a pure-play, publicly-traded company focused on coffee and tea."
Volatier joins Sara Lee Corp. from GrandVision B.V. where he was vice president, global supply chain. Earlier in his career, he served in executive roles in supply chain and procurement with Danone Group in Belgium, UK and Singapore and Royal Numico in The Netherlands.
Volatier, part of the company's senior management team, will report directly to CEO Michiel Herkemij.