PASTURES NEW: Billy Keane, left, with former chairman Alan Wiseman, is leaving the company. Picture: Tom Finnie
As part of a management shake-up, Wiseman managing director Billy Keane, finance director Gerry Sweeney and procurement director Gavin Wiseman will be gone at the end of this month.
Mr Keane has been with RWD since 1994, latterly serving as finance director before becoming managing director in July 2010.
Mr Sweeney came into the business as financial planning manager in 1997 and has since filled roles such as financial controller and company secretary. He was appointed group finance director in 2010.
The departure of Gavin Wiseman means only older brother Robert, who remains a non- executive director of Müller UK, remains from the founding family which helped build RWD into the UK's biggest fresh milk supplier.
Müller said the changes would help bring it focus and clarity as it develops its UK business.
The restructuring also sees Muller Dairy finance director Alan McInnes becoming chief finance officer of the wider UK and Ireland operation.
He will report to UK chief executive Ronald Kers.
Muller is understood to be happy with how RWD is performing and there is not thought to be any threat to jobs at its East Kilbride base.
Heiner Kamps, chief executive of Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, parent company of Müller UK & Ireland Group, said: "We would like to record our gratitude and appreciation for the service and commitment shown by Billy, Gerry and Gavin.
"With their support, significant progress has been made since the acquisition of Robert Wiseman Dairies by Müller Group.
"As our companies work more closely together and our plans develop, it is important to have the management structure in place to deliver our ambitions in the UK dairy industry to the benefit of the Group, our customers and staff."
Müller agreed terms on a £279.5m deal for RWD in January with the Scottish firm de-listing from the stock exchange in March. Robert Wiseman's 17.9% stake was valued at nearly £50m in the 390p-a-share deal with the holdings of brothers Alan and Gavin worth around £35m and £7.8m respectively.
The company was founded by Robert senior in 1947 as a family farm in East Kilbride.
It now operates from more than a dozen distribution centres, six dairies and supplies up to two billion litres of milk each year to customers such as Tesco and Asda.
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