Müller will continue to lead Müller’s home delivery business Milk & More as CEO, becoming co-owner, and will also devote more time to his own family business where he holds board roles.
Müller has confirmed that Jon Jenkins, formerly CEO of Allied Milling and Baking, has succeeded Müller at MMI, and is already in post and placing his focus on working with the MMI team to secure the sustainable cost structures required to ensure the long-term success of the business.
Müller will work with his successor to achieve a smooth transition for the next two months.
He said, “A huge amount of work and very tough decisions have and continue to be required. But we are making very good progress and we now see a clear path towards a profitable and sustainable future.
“I have been deeply impressed and inspired by the relentless effort that our MMI and Müller colleagues have put into this turnaround and I am grateful to have worked with such a dedicated and talented team.”
During his more than 30-year career, Jenkins he has worked with many of the country’s leading brands and businesses, most recently with ABF plc where over a 15-year career he led Allied Milling and Baking, its largest food business and Twinings, the branded tea business. In his prior career, he also worked on the Board of alcoholic drinks businesses Bulmers and Halewood and spent 11 years with Mars working across all three UK divisions.
Jenkins said, “It’s clear that strong progress has been made and that Patrick leaves behind an excellent board and team. I am looking forward to helping my colleagues at MMI to write the next chapter in its journey, and with their continuing commitment I know that we can secure a profitable and successful future.”