News | Personnel


Staff reshuffle at Mars Petcare

Mars Petcare

Jochen Horstmann is the new marketing director of Mars Petcare.

Jochen Horstmann (photo) was appointed marketing director at Mars Petcare in Germany on 1 October.

The 34-year-old has been working in category management at Mars Petcare since 2012, spending the last two years as category development director. His successor in this post will be announced at a later date. Horstmann takes over from Hans Bakker, who assumes the post of European business transformation director with immediate effect. Bakker had been marketing director at Mars Petcare since 2014, having previously occupied various positions at local and European level.

There is also a new arrival at the Verden offices: Ralph Thoma, previously customer business leader at Mars Chocolate in Viersen, took up the role of customer business director in Verden, Lower Saxony, at the beginning of October.

|20 October 2017


Post a comment

* Please complete the areas marked in red correctly and in full!.

(will not be published)

* obligatory fields

Latest news

The new PET worldwide is out

The latest issue of PET worldwide focuses on the topic of aquatics, which continues to be an important business segment in the pet supplies sector. View news...

Amazon sales go through the roof in the USA

Sales of pet products by the online trading giant Amazon in the USA reached 2.2 bn dollars in the period between October 2016 and September 2017. View news...

Gimv becomes majority shareholder in Agrobiothers

The European investment company Gimv is to become a majority shareholder in the Agrobiothers Group alongside the family that founded the group. Pet View news...

Consumer fair in Madrid

With over 27 000 visitors, around 5 000 pets, 116 exhibitors and 65 animal welfare organisations, the 100x100 Mascota 2017 trade show in Madrid might View news...


Get the latest news about the PET industry weekly per email.

Just register

Exhibitor Portraits Zoomark 2017

Vitakraft, Zoomark 2017 Bologna


Big display in Bologna

Review on the Zoomark International 2017.


PET retailers from D, A, CH

Update now!

PET Handel
The unique work on the German retail pet shops. Essential information for successful marketing, sales and field service activities. Loose-leaf collection incl. folders and database CD.
Order now