Our Team


Shailesh Bisht

Shailesh Bisht

Head of Operations

Shailesh joined Kolak Snack Foods as Head of Operations in August 2012. Shailesh key responsibilities are leading and implementing the leadership development, talent management, remuneration, resourcing and employee relations management, manufacturing, logistics, procurement and innovation strategy across the businesses and full responsibility for the P&L and ensuring the overall implementation of the strategic plan within approved budgets and timescales.

Sterling Crew

Sterling Crew

Head of Technical

Sterling joined Kolak Snack Foods as Head of Technical in August 2012. Sterling’s responsibilities include the delivery of food safety, quality and innovation for our customers and the business. His team also delivers in the important areas health and safety, environment and sustainability.

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

Head of Sales & Marketing

Richard joined Kolak Snack Foods as Head of Sales & Marketing in June 2006. Richard is responsible for marketing, innovation and sales of our potato crisp & snacks portfolio. This includes all aspects of commercial strategy and customer management, and the delivery of revenue, profitability and market-share metrics for all Kolak brands.


Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny

General Manager

Mark joined Kolak Snack Foods as General Manager in November 2001. Mark is responsible for overall direction, control and management of all activities within the site manufacturing, logistics, strategic planning, engineering and supply chain.

Vignesh Manikkam

Vignesh Manikkam

Head of Finance

Vignesh joined Kolak Snack Foods as Finance Controller in January 1988. Vignesh is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the company and setting its financial strategy in conjunction with the Board. He also oversees the overall framework for financial forecasting, planning analysis and reporting.