Fine food distributor RH Amar has appointed Justin Burbage to the role of Sales Director. Burbage joins the company – which distributes some of the UK’s best-loved food brands including Del Monte, Crespo, Kikkoman and Ella’s Kitchen – from Bayer Consumer Healthcare, where he spent almost five years as the company’s UK & Ireland Sales Director.
Prior to that, Burbage – who has spent the whole of his 24-year career in FMCG – was in commercial roles during a seven-year spell at Birds Eye, rising to Grocery Trading Director. He started his career at PepsiCo, where he spent a decade in key sales roles, before moving to Kettle Foods as Head of Impulse.
At RH Amar, Burbage will be tasked with helping the company – which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020 – to continue its long track-record of growth. The role will also include helping to develop new sales opportunities for RH Amar’s company-owned brands, including its successful Mary Berry’s Foods sauces and condiments range, and its popular Cooks&Co foodservice and retail ingredients portfolio.