NEW MPO CEO VISITS MILK REGIONS

14 January 2022

Gerhard Kriel, new CEO of the MPO, took office on 3 January 2022. The board and staff welcome him where he takes on the responsibility of the MPO’s future success. There is so much to do in complex new areas with imperfect information and never enough time.

We place our full trust in Gerhard to articulate the important and complex details of our dairy industry and communicate in a clear battle plan and easy-to-understand strategy. Gerhard will take the lead in putting in place structures and processes that provide guidance and clarify matters of importance so that the dairy farmer can reap the rewards at farm level.

Gerhard and I have already started this week with visits to role players such as Milk SA and SAMPRO. It is important that Gerhard soon meets the milk producers in the various regions, talks directly with the milk buyers, and quickly gets his hand on the pulse of our business.

PRELIMINARY VISITATION PLAN IN BRIEF

11 Jan                  Heidelberg (Desmanda Vervoer)                               MPO North

12 Jan                  Parys (Winn-With Dairy)                                             MPO North

13 Jan                  Sannieshof dairy producers                                        MPO North

14 Jan                  Kroonstad dairy producers                                         MPO North

17 Jan                  Oos-London (Sundale Dairy), Kouga                        MPO Eastern Cape

18 Jan                  Nanaga, Cradock dairy producers                             MPO Eastern Cape

19 Jan                  Port Elizabeth (Dairy Group)                                      MPO Eastern Cape

20 Jan                  Tsitsikamma, Oesterbaai producers                         MPO Eastern Cape

24 Jan                  Dundee, Winterton (Orange Grove, producers)    MPO KwaZulu-Natal

25 Jan                  Colenso, Mooi River, Nothingham road                  MPO KwaZulu-Natal

26 Jan                  Karkloof, Boston, Underberg producers                  MPO KwaZulu-Natal

27 Jan                  Underberg, Kokstad, Creighton   producers            MPO KwaZulu-Natal

28 Jan                  Ixopo dairy producers                                                  MPO KwaZulu-Natal

31 Jan                  Kaapstad, Durbanville (Oaklands, FCD)                   MPO Western Cape

1 Feb                    Stellenbosch (Parmalat)                                              MPO Western Cape

2 Feb                    Swellendam, Ladysmith (Ladysmith cheese)         MPO Western Cape

3 Feb                    Riversdal, Albertinia dairy producers                       MPO Western Cape

4 Feb                    Bredasdorp dairy producers                                       MPO Western Cape

We, therefore, cordially invite you to attend events and meetings in the various regions to help him understand the pain points of dairy farming in South Africa and to welcome him excited to offer support in finding solutions. It is also a golden opportunity to also get to know Gerhard better in person. Contact the regional managers for area-specific details. Feel free to contact Gerhard directly if you miss his visit.

Benita Oelofsen                073 116 8544                    benita@mpo.co.za         MPO North

Fanie Ferreira                    083 453 9339                    fanief@mpo.co.za          MPO Eastern Cape (vacant)

Carlien Roodt                    083 312 4014                    kzn@mpo.co.za               MPO KwaZulu-Natal

Lize Marié du Toit            076 774 1284                    lizem@mpo.co.za            MPO Western Cape

Gerhard Kriel                     082 050 1444                    gerhard@mpo.co.za       MPO CEO

Regards,

Fanie Ferreira

MPO director

 

Published on Fri, 14th Jan 2022 - 12:39

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