26/06/2020 | Ingredients

Hochdorf Group: Geza Somogyi appointed COO

The Board of Directors of the Hochdorf Group has appointed Geza Somogyi as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and member of senior management team. He assumes the role of COO, managing all the group’s production plants. He will take over his new role on 1 July 2020. He replaces the previous COO Christoph Peternell who has left the company at his own request.

Geza Somogyi holds a BSc in Food Industrial Engineering. He has worked in different operations positions over the last 18 years and has extensive experience in dairy and powdered infant nutrition production. He was employed by Danone/Milupa in Fulda/Germany from 2015 to 2020 as Operations Manager, which included direct responsibility for China (factory registration, recipe registration and general business improvement activities). Prior to this, he led the Danone dairy factory as Plant Manager in Budapest/Hungary.