0 Fourth Generation Barenbrug joins Board of Directors

Frank Barenbrug.JPGFrank Barenbrug has been appointed to the Royal Barenbrug Group's board of directors.

The fourth generation of Barenbrug to join the board of this Netherlands-based family business, Frank will assume responsibility for the group's global business development, marketing, sales and production strategies.

Frank, 34, has been with Barenbrug for over a decade. Having studied International Trade at the Agricultural University of Wageningen in his home country, Frank began his career as export manager for an international packaging producer and went on to join Barenbrug as a member of New Zealand Agriseeds' marketing team in 1997. Key positions with Barenbrug's South African, Argentinean and European operations followed, before he most recently became managing director of Barenbrug Palaversich in Argentina in 2005.

Working from the group's head office in Oosterhout Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Frank will focus his international expertise in business development, marketing, sales and production on growth targets, enforcing the Royal Barenbrug Group's position as a world-leader in the specialist grass seed market.

The Royal Barenbrug Group is an international company with core activities in plant breeding, grass seed production and global marketing of grass seed. With 500 employees and 20 subsidiaries in 12 countries on five continents, Barenbrug is one of the largest grass seed companies in the world. In 2004, the company received the 'Royal' designation while celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Barenbrug UK headquarters is based at Rougham Industrial Estate, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9ND. Telephone 01359 272000, fax 01359 272001, email info@baruk.co.uk or visit www.barenbrug.co.uk.

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