After 25 years, Marco Ciaramelli will be handing over his duties as Chief Executive Officer of Beyers Koffie and its subsidiary companies to Cory Bush, effective from end of December 2021.
The company says Ciaramelli’s dedication, skilled leadership team, and workforce have transformed Beyers into a world-class farm-to-roaster private label coffee company.
“It’s with warm feelings that I’m looking back to 25 years at Beyers Koffie. It has been a pleasure working with my team and colleagues, our customers, business partners and friends of the company,” says Marco Ciaramelli.
“I will remain actively involved with Beyers Koffie as the non-Executive Chairman of the Board and will have additional Merger & Acquisition responsibilities. I will also serve as an advisor to the incoming CEO on a variety of existing and new strategic initiatives.”
Cory Bush joins Beyers as its CEO after serving as Managing Director of Sucafina in Belgium and Complete Coffee Limited in the United Kingdom. Here, he successfully oversaw the transformation of these companies into innovative and globally recognised leaders in the speciality and soluble coffee business.
Bringing experience from the green coffee trading world, Bush is expected to bring a focus on sustainability and innovation to his new role.
He is currently Board Chair of the Alliance of Coffee Excellence and Cup of Excellence, and has served on the Sustainability Council of the Specialty Coffee Association.
“I would like to thank Marco for turning Beyers Koffie into the world-class coffee company it is today. Together with the team, I will continue taking coffee further by adding premiumisation options and new approaches to the private label coffee world via its efficient and flexible manufacturing plants in Belgium and Italy,” says Bush.
“Our main focus remains in generating significant growth and value, both for the company and our customers.”
For more information, visit www.beyers.eu/en.