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Continuing its strategic partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., announced in January, Wild has founded Wild Flavors GmbH (Zug, Switzerland; management offices based in Erlanger, Kentucky and Eppelheim, Germany), which encompasses Wild Flavors' affiliated businesses: Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG (Eppelheim), Wild Affiliated Holdings Inc. (Erlanger) and the Swiss assets owned by Hans-Peter Wild.
Michael Ponder is the global CEO of the newly formed company. The management team includes: Erik Donhowe, COO of WILD Affiliated Holdings, and Christoph Schmitz, global CFO (as of 1 October 2010). An as yet unnamed COO for Wild Flavors Europe/Middle East/Africa will join this team.
Next, the company will focus on integration of organizations and processes. Production locations include Berlin; Valencia, Spain; Sisseln, Switzerland; Rotterdam; Toronto; Beloit, Wisconsin; Beijing, China; and Dubai.
Not part of the new structure are Deutsche SiSi Werke GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG/Capri-Sonne/Capri-Sun, technology center INDAG and the fruit preparation businesses of Wild Dairy Ingredients.