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Organizational Changes in Marel Food Systems


The integration process of AEW Delford, Carnitech, Marel and Scanvaegt under the corporate identity Marel Food Systems has led to organizational changes. There are three main changes: The corporate role will be separated from the activities of Marel hf. in Iceland, Business Units (BU’s) have been defined, and separate Sales and Service organization established.

Corporate functions have been separated from Marel hf. activities in Iceland. Employees with corporate responsibility can be located in different countries. Hörđur Arnarson will be the CEO of Marel Food Systems, Lárus Ásgeirsson will be The Vice CEO and Director of Sales for Marel Food Systems, and Kristján Ţorsteinsson will be the Director of Finance for Marel Food Systems.
A new company will be established in Iceland, Marel ehf. It will take over the current operational activities of Marel hf. in Iceland. Sigsteinn Grétarsson will assume the role of Managing Director.

AEW Delford, Carnitech, Marel, Scanvaegt and the production plant in Slovakia will be operated as business units (BU) for Marel Food Systems and their role is to manage sales, product development and production.

The sales and service network will manage global sales and services under the direct ownership of Marel Food Systems. Since the sales and service network will be directly owned by the corporate function, the network will have a strategical position for selling products and services from all of the BU’s equally.
Our new organization bases its culture on innovation and development with continued efforts to capture opportunities and improve efficiency.

The corporate will have the role to optimize the performance of the BU, sales and network, when and if necessary, and realize synergies across the BU, sales and service network.
The corporate will have three different functions;

Core function such as: finance, tax, investor relations, business development, legal, and more.
Policy and influencing role: strategy process, controlling processes.
Service units: training, IT support, patents, and more.
In the upcoming weeks, employees will receive additional information on further development of the organizational approach of Marel Food Systems to fulfill its ambition to become a global leader in high-tech food processing.

Administration of Marel Food Systems
Hörđur Arnarson CEO and President, Marel Food Systems.

Lárus Ásgeirsson Vice CEO, Marel Food Systems and Director of Sales, Marel Food Systems.

Henrik Ladefoged will be Director of Service, Marel Food Systems, as well as continuing as Service Director, Scanvaegt.

Ásgeir Ásgeirsson Director of Product Development, Marel Food Systems, as well as being Managing Director, AEW Delford Systems Ltd.

Kristján Ţorsteinsson Director of Finance, Marel Food Systems.

Ingólfur Örn Guđmundsson will be Director of Marketing and PR, Marel Food Systems as well as continuing as Marketing Manager, Marel ehf.

Ragnheiđur Halldórsdóttir will be Director of Strategy Implementation, Marel Food Systems, as well as continuing as Quality Manager, Marel ehf.

Thomas Zeuthen will be Coordinator of IT, Marel Food Systems as well as continuing as IT Manager, Scanvaegt.

Sigsteinn Grétarsson will be Managing Director, Marel ehf. as well as being Director of Business Development, Marel Food Systems.

Erik Steffensen will continue as Managing Director, Scanvaegt International A/S.

Thorkild Christensen will continue as Managing Director, Carnitech A/S.

Claus Dietz Hansen will continue as Managing Director, Marel Food Systems Slovakia.


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