Darling Ingredients Names EVP Successor at Collagen Brand Rousselot

Jos Vervoort will retire effective June 30, after more than 16 years with the company. Jeroen Colpaert's new role is effective Jan. 2.

Darling Ingredients Inc., an Irving-based company turning food waste into sustainable products and a producer of renewable energy, announced that Jeroen Colpaert will succeed Jos Vervoort as executive vice president, Rousselot (Darling Ingredients’ collagen brand).

Jos Vervoort

Vervoort will retire effective June 30, after more than 16 years with the company. Colpaert’s new role is effective Jan. 2.

Vervoort has served as EVP, Rousselot since 2017 and he has been instrumental in developing Rousselot into the world leader in collagen peptides, Darling said in a statement He has served in a number of different capacities for Darling Ingredients and its predecessor VION Ingredients since March 2006, including vice president, Rousselot and managing director, Rousselot EMEA.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Jos for his dedicated service and significant contributions to our company over the years,” Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and DEO of Darling Ingredients, said in a statement. “Jos has played a critical role in growing our collagen business and positioning Darling Ingredients’ as a global leader in collagen-based solutions for the food, health & nutrition, bio-medical, and pharmaceutical sectors.”

Colpaert will report to Stuewe and will be responsible for Rousselot, which consists of 11 collagen facilities around the world, an expertise center in Ghent, Belgium, and sales offices in France, Japan, and Malaysia. Colpaert also will be responsible for overseeing the integration of the Gelnex business upon regulatory approval, the company said.

“Jeroen brings the perfect blend of operational excellence, sales and marketing experience and integration execution to this critical role,” Stuewe said in the statement. “He brings a wealth of experience that is well suited to drive the future growth of our collagen business.”

Colpaert currently is Darling Ingredients managing director, Rendering and Specialties, Belgium, and Global Food Grade Casings business. He has more than 25 years of experience in operations, strategy, and leadership. He joined Darling Ingredients in 2014 and has overseen critical acquisitions and integrations in the company’s Rendering and Specialties business line.

Previously he managed several businesses at a predecessor of Linde Gas.

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