Committed to going above and beyond to do the right thing and help our partners thrive
Cargill Malt employs over 550 people dedicated to producing fine malt and helping our partners succeed. We know that our impact on the world begins with our actions as individuals. When you choose Cargill, you know you are working with passionate individuals who go above and beyond to do the right thing. As a trustworthy partner, we see it as our responsibility to always conduct our business ethically and to be honest and transparent about the products and services we deliver.
Below are just a few of the Cargill Malt team members committed to delivering extraordinary results for you and your business:
Supply Chain and Sales Manager, Villaverde, Spain
Carlos Alfonso was born in Ponferrada in northwestern Spain. He studied business administration at the University of León and after working for a short period of time in the medical industry, he had the opportunity to join Cargill. He has now been with Cargill for 22 years. Carlos’ first 18 years with Cargill were spent in Animal Nutrition as head of procurement and sales within varying geographical areas in Spain. Since then he has joined Cargill Malt, where he is based out of Madrid and operates as the supply chain and sales manager for Spain and Portugal. When asked what stood out to him the most during his experience at Cargill, Carlos noted the solid ethical principles that are the basis for all actions at Cargill, as well as the wide breadth of experiences that one can gain from such a large and varying company. Carlos is married with two children and in addition to spending time with his family, he loves to read and enjoys sports.
Tim De Bondt
Malt Forwarder, Mechelen, Belgium
Tim De Bondt joined the Cargill Malt team in October of 2012. Prior to Cargill, Tim worked for over three years for Kenwood Electronics in their export department where he serviced their Russian customers’ air and sea freight. Now he is based in Mechelen and is a critical member of the malt forwarding team. He is responsible for outbound logistics for domestic customers that are receiving product from our Herent (BE), Swalmen (NL), and Strasbourg (FR) facilities. Prior to joining the workforce, he obtained a bachelor degree in logistics at the University College of Mechelen. Outside of work, Tim enjoys playing basketball and skiing.
Production Manager, Herent, Belgium
Starting out in Cargill’s technical management training program, Tim knew he had a great opportunity in front of him. He spent his year as a trainee exploring different areas of the business and gathering as much experience as he could. During this time, he would often replace production managers in the Herent and Swalmen malting facilities when they took time off or over holidays. This made his transition to production manager of the Herent facility, a position he current holds, a natural next-step. Prior to joining Cargill, Tim obtained a Ph. D. in physical chemistry and a masters in chemistry. Tim even spent one semester at the University of California (Berkeley) as a guest researcher while completing his Ph. D. When he isn’t studying chemistry or managing a malting production line, Tim can be found outside running, hiking, or cycling. His greatest pastime is adventurous travel: after completing his studies, he spent a year cycling overland from Brussels to Bangkok.
Plant Manager, Strasbourg, France
Born and raised in France, Gilles attended Strasbourg and Amiens Universities, obtaining an education in biological engineering and industrial process. During his studies, he had the opportunity to work for a brewery in Saverne, giving him his first exposure to the malting industry. After completing his education, Gilles spent some time working for a pet food manufacturer before jumping at the opportunity to join Cargill Malt. In 2006, he accepted the position of production manager at the Strasbourg malting facility. His responsibilities included managing production employees, optimizing the malting process, and meeting customer quality requirements. In 2011 he was given the additional role of malt quality expert, adding development of best practices and quality support of other facilities to his responsibilities. In 2013, Gilles was promoted to his current role as plant manager of Strasbourg. His malting experience coupled with his education has prepared him well to lead the Strasbourg facility in delivering high quality malt, on time and at spec to our customers. In his free time, he enjoys travelling with his wife and two boys, Thai boxing, working on his car, and cooking for his family.
Laboratory Supervisor, Herent, Belgium
Kim started her career as a lab technician in 1997 for a company in the industrial sector that filled aerosols. Prior to entering the workforce, she studied A2 chemistry and spent a year learning biochemistry. In 2002, she joined Cargill Malt’s European laboratory located in Herent, Belgium. In 2003 she took the addition responsibility of supervision for the entire lab. In her current role, Kim is responsible for safety, efficiency, and reliability of the lab and the results it outputs. She also is responsible for placing orders and payments. Kim is a very driven and enthusiastic person who constantly drives to have a continuously improving work environment. In her spare time she enjoys taking care of her various animals, including donkeys, chickens, ducks, and dogs. She also loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and family.
Malt Customer Technical Solution Manager, Mechelen, Belgium
Starting his Cargill career in 2002, Steven Vangoidsenhoven joined Cargill Malt as an assistant production manager in Belgium. He quickly rose to the position of production manager, having responsibility for all of the malt production in our Herent facility. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Steven also traveled to several malt plants throughout the world to gain experience and share best practice knowledge in the process of malting. After eight years, he became the plant manager of the Netherlands facility, giving him additional responsibilities over the performance of the entire plant including environment health and safety. He has since moved on from operations into his current role as malt customer technical solutions manager. In this role, he works cross functionally within Malt to deliver increased value to our customers. He also acts as the voice of the customer by translating their needs and requirements into products and services that our operations, logistics, and merchandising teams can deliver. He holds a Masters in Industrial Science from Group T International University and a Masters in Environmental Technology from KU Leuven. In his free time, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, as well as riding his bicycle, playing soccer, and snowboarding.