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september 10 2019 - News
IQI is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Patist as its new Global Sales Manager. Effective September 1st, 2019, Steven is responsible for selling premium ingredients to several global key accounts in the pet food industry.
Steven has over 10 years’ experience in selling vegetable oils, like palm, soya, sunflower and rapeseed oil, into the food, feed and technical markets. From 2008 onwards, he was responsible for key accounts of companies such as Nestle, Mondelez, Friesland Campina and Mars.
At IQI Steven will not only be managing several global key accounts in the pet food industry, he will also be involved in starting new business. With his experience in building long-term relations with customers, his goal is to realize sustainable growth that will benefit both IQI and our customers. Steven: “I see a lot of opportunities for further growth. IQI is a mid-size company in a rapidly growing market where circumstances change quickly. We can make a difference in this niche market by extending our product portfolio, adding value and creating innovative solutions for our customers.”
With sustainable investments in knowledge and experience, over the years IQI has laid a good foundation for sustainable growth. Steven: “In the pet food industry, IQI is regarded as a flexible, highly respected and reliable partner, well known for its ability to innovate. That is a very good reputation that makes my job relatively easier as well as rewarding.”
Patrick van der Kleij, CEO at IQI: “With his knowledge in both commodities and specialties, Steven will be of great added value to the IQI team. His personality is a perfect fit. Due to his international experience and mind-set, as well as his previous experience working with key accounts in the food/feed industry, we have attracted another professional to help our customers meet their needs. We are very happy with Steven as our newest team member.”