Frank Hoogland to be Managing Director of Baby Care

22.12.2016 07:00

HOCHDORF Group Press Release: Change to the senior management team as of 1.1.2017

Hochdorf, 22 December 2016 – Fons Togtema, Managing Director of Baby Care, is voluntarily passing on his lead role at the beginning of 2017. He will stay on in the HOCHDORF Group’s senior management team as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Frank Hoogland, who is currently Head of Global Marketing & Sales, will take over the role of Managing Director of Baby Care on the same date.

Fons Togtema, a founder member and former Head of Sales in the HOCHDORF Baby Care Division, led the baby care business very successfully for around two years. Despite his success, Togtema has made the decision to change his professional direction within the HOCHDORF Group. He will assume the role of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) as of 1 January 2017 with a remit to coordinate HOCHDORF’s global sales activities for new products.

Fons Togtema hands over to Frank Hoogland
The current Head of Global Marketing & Sales, Frank Hoogland, will assume the lead role in the Baby Care business area as of 1 January 2017. Hoogland has worked at the HOCHDORF Group for over a year, managing the global marketing & sales area. He previously worked in various international companies in the area of marketing and business development, latterly as Business Development Director at Fonterra, with responsibility for managing the infant formula business under the Anmum brand in China. Thomas Eisenring, CEO of the HOCHDORF Group: “I am convinced that Frank Hoogland will be successful in running the dynamic baby care business area and I am delighted that Fons Togtema will help us to further improve HOCHDORF's global sales activities.”

Contact: Dr. Christoph Hug, Head of Corporate Communications HOCHDORF Group, Tel: +41 (0)41 914 65 62 / +41 (0)79 859 19 23,


The HOCHDORF Group, based in Hochdorf, achieved a consolidated gross sales revenue of CHF 551.2 million in 2015. It is one of the leading foodstuff companies in Switzerland, employing 625 staff as of 31.12.2015. Made from natural ingredients such as milk, wheat germ and oil seeds, HOCHDORF products have been contributing to our health and wellbeing since 1895 – from babies to senior citizens. Its customers include the food industry and the wholesale and retail sectors. Its products are sold in over 90 countries. The shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich  (ISIN CH0024666528).