MAX RIEDERER VON PAAR
Chief Executive Officer
Max has been BioNaturals International LLC’s Chief Executive Officer since it was founded. His focus is to define BioNaturals’ overall corporate strategy and to support the senior management team in reaching our strategic goals. Max is also responsible for our strategic partner relationships. Max has a degree in law and is admitted to the bar in New York, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Germany and Liechtenstein.
ALLAN J. FUNK
Chief Financial Officer
Allan has been with BioNaturals since 2010. As Chief Financial Officer, Allan is responsible for developing the company’s financial strategies, managing our capital requirements & budgeting processes and supporting our CEO and the senior management team in achieving the company’s strategic goals. Allan has been advising a range of companies on tax and finance strategy matters for over 25 years.
DR. PHIL STROUD
Head of Business Development
As Head of Business Development, Phil is focused on engaging with our customers to understand their needs and define how we can support them in meeting their objectives. Phil also works closely with our product development team to identify new market needs where we can add value. Phil has been involved with speciality food ingredients for nearly 20 years and has held senior sales, marketing and R&D roles at ICI, Quest International and Griffith Foods. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southampton and has worked in international management roles for almost 30 years now.
Head of Operations
As our Head of Operations, Kerstin is responsible for aligning our business processes with our corporate objectives. Kerstin and her team, based in Germany at BioNaturals' Operation Centre, support colleagues in research, product development, production & quality assurance and sales as well as overseeing the order fulfillment process, always with the primary objective of ensuring our customers enjoy the highest level of service. Kerstin joined our team in 2012. After completing her studies in Industrial Sociology at the University of Mainz, Kerstin held roles in corporate human resources at Fraport AG, Randstad GmbH and Deutscher Fussball Bund.
Head of Research & Development
Karl is responsible for BioNaturals' research projects, new product development initiatives, as well as our applications related knowledge base. He has worked in various senior management positions within the food industry, for over 30 years. Before joining BioNaturals in 2012, Karl worked as Head of R&D at VK Mühlen AG and as Managing Director of Kampffmeyer Mühlen GmbH. Karl’s unique experience in both senior sales and research roles enables him to align our research objectives and product development programmes with our customers’ requirements.
AREND DE GRAAF
As BioNaturals' Production Manager, Arend is responsible for our production processes and order fulfillment. He also works with our quality assurance staff to ensure our products meet the highest standards. Before joining BioNaturals in 2003, Arend held production manager roles at 2 other blending companies in the Netherlands.