MONTREAL — Saputo Inc. announced that Kai Bockmann has stepped down as president and chief operating officer, effective immediately, and will be leaving the company on March 4. 

Lino A. Saputo, who currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer, will add the title of president.

Bockmann had held the title of president and COO of Saputo, Inc. since April 2017. Earlier, he was president and COO of the international dairy products division. Before joining Saputo he spent more than 15 years at McCain Foods Ltd.

“Kai has contributed to building a strong and diverse leadership team, and we thank him for his dedication and involvement over the last 10 years,” Lino A. Saputo said. “I wish him and his family well going forward.”

As part of the management shuffle, Carl Colizza, president and COO of North America, and Leanne Cutts, president and COO of International and Europe, now will report to Lino A. Saputo.