Position: Marketing director Company: Kettle Foods The job: Stevens said the company had just drawn up a five-year new product development programme aimed at the gourmet consumer which he would be overseeing. He would also be seeking to push growth in UK and international markets. He commented: "Our sales have doubled over the last four years. We are looking to increase this pace of development through further product innovation and geographic expansion." Background: Stevens began his career as a graduate trainee at United Biscuits in 1982, rising to become European marketing and sales manager for Germany and Scandinavia. He joined Mars in 1987 as overseas marketing manager for the Mediterranean. His last position at Mars was European sugar confectionery marketing director, responsible for brands such as Starburst and Skittles. He joins Kettle Foods after a stint as European marketing director and export manager at Polaroid. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}