July 29, 2021

 

Delacon names chief operating officer

 

 

 

Delacon has appointed its new chief operating officer, Michael Fischer, as of June 2021.


Fischer has more than 25 years of experience in the food industry and has been part of executive boards for 13 years. Together with the other Delacon C-Suite members, Markus Dedl, CEO, and Stéphane Jolain, CBO, he will guide the organisation in implementing its vision to unlock the plant universe for better lives. 


Fischer is located at the company's hub in Engerwitzdorf, Austria. In his function, Fischer is reporting directly to Dedl and oversees the areas of Operations, Finance, Organizational Development, as well as Administration.


"Having consumer demands and beliefs in mind, I see a very bright future for phytogenics, and can highly identify with Delacon's values: make a difference, grow together, impact life", says Fischer, "Together with the global team and partners, I look forward to growing Delacon's global footprint and make the world a little bit better with our concepts and solutions, every day." 


CEO Markus Dedl adds, "With Michael joining our C-Suite, we are strengthening our top management as a base for Delacon's future growth and development. Together, we will pursue our mission of making phytogenics for health and nutrition available to all."


Fischer brings over 20 years of leadership experience in different positions. In leading several business units, he gained broad expertise in finance and controlling, business development and sales, brand and marketing, global expansions and export strategies, production and purchase, organisational changes, and corporate strategy.

 

Most recently, Fischer worked with the family-owned food company SPITZ as CEO for the bakery division. Before that, for 20 years, he was the CEO for the greatest division of Resch & Frisch, contributing significantly to the enormous growth of the Austrian family company with about 1,100 employees focusing on baked goods. His professional career is founded on his business administration studies at the University of Linz, with a specialisation in Controlling and Marketing. He holds a Magister's as well as an MBA degree.