PARSIPPANY, NJ. — Beneo has named Olivier Roques as its new chief executive officer and chief sales officer. Roques will oversee all sales and marketing operations in addition to his CEO duties, according to the company.

Before joining the functional ingredient company, Roques was most recently CEO of Agrana Fruit Europe. He joined that company in 2005 as quality director.

“Our customers value both the sound science supporting our ingredients, as well as the expert know-how and quality we offer them along the entire value chain,” Roques said. “I have found a great group of colleagues eager to accelerate our development in that direction, giving me confidence that Beneo will further strengthen this unique chain of expertise to support our customers’ products.”