Harald van Boxtel


Harald joined Devro as CEO directly after the acquisition by SARIA Food and Pharma in April 2023. He has been the CEO of SARIA Food & Pharma since April 2017 and is also a member of the Executive Board of SARIA Group.

He brings over 35 years of international experience in feed, petfood, food and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Devro he was CFO/COO of one of the larger meat processors in Europe. Harald has a post-master’s degree in Finance and Control from the University of Tilburg.

Michael Lauesgaard

Group Business Development Director

Michael joined the Company in February 2016 as Group Business Development Director, assuming overall responsibility for end-to-end product management including market insights, R&D, product portfolio and partnerships. Prior to joining Devro, Michael held management positions within business-to-business strategic marketing and business development in Maersk, Novozymes and Chr. Hansen.

Kevin Shoemaker

Group Supply Chain Director

Kevin joined Devro in September 2016 as we transitioned to a global supply chain. He brings over 40 years of international supply chain and manufacturing experience to Devro and is responsible for sourcing, making and delivering products to our customers. Prior to this he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for Purac/Corbion, where he was responsible for 10 manufacturing sites and global supply chain activities. His 15 years in the lactic acid and derivatives industry with Corbion were preceded by 20 years in corn wet milling, the majority of which were spent with Cargill. Kevin is a graduate from Iowa State University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.

Peter Whitmore

Global Commercial Director

Peter joined Devro in November 2018 in the new role of Global Commercial Director. He has a wealth of experience in global commercial roles in business-to-business environments, and has worked for companies including Dow, Trinseo and Amcor.

He has overall responsibility for leading our global commercial team to enable the achievement of our growth ambition as part of our 3Cs strategy.