UTRECHT, Netherlands — Sara Lee Corp. has appointed Luc Volatier as SVP supply chain and operations of its international coffee and tea business effective April 1. Volatier, 44, will be in charge of all procurement, supply chain and manufacturing operations. He will continue to serve in the same role once the international coffee and tea business is spun-off from Sara Lee Corp. in the first half of 2012.
Volatier joins Sara Lee Corp. from GrandVision B.V. where he was VP global supply chain. Earlier in his career, he served in executive roles in supply chain and procurement with Danone Group in Belgium, United Kingdom and Singapore and Royal Numico in The Netherlands.