Barbados Dairy Industries Ltd. (PINEHILL)

PINEHILL, trading as Barbados Dairy Industries Ltd. brings to consumers a wide range of wholesome products suitable for the entire family. As Barbados' lone dairy processing plant, PINEHILL has innovated to better provide for consumers and now manufactures a wide range of pasteurised, evaporated and UHT long-life milks and juices in a variety of flavours. The PINEHILL brands have been able to gain a foothold in 13 markets including the United States tri-state area. Airline flight kitchens and cruise ships are also regular patrons.

The Dairy is strongly committed to quality and maintains focus on delivering healthful products. The company meets international quality certification standards maintaining a strict quality control regime. For more on PINEHILL visit www.thepinehilldairy.com.

 


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From Humble Beginnings

In 1966, the Northern Dairies of England, The New Zealand Dairy Board, a private enterprise in Barbados and the Barbados Government entered into a joint venture creating the then called Barbados Dairy Industries Limited (BDIL). At that time, the suppliers were predominantly family farms from in and around the city of Bridgetown, providing 3000 litres of milk twice a day. The year 1997 however, brought significant change as the Company was acquired by the Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) group and for the first time in a then 31 year history, was completely locally controlled.

Family Farms

When the then Barbados Dairy Industries Ltd. opened to business in 1966 its first suppliers were largely family farms, many located in the city. Trucks, animal drawn carts and even the strong heads of dairy farmers were the vehicles by which milk was transported to the Company.


Three thousand litres of the commodity was collected, or delivered twice each day to the dairy. At the time most of the farming operations were manual, and milk was not refrigerated prior to delivery in 20 & 40 quart churns to the new Company.


Operations Transformed

Today, it is a vastly changed scene. The entire local operation has been transformed into a technological up-to-date and well regulated system where a sophisticated fleet of specialised tankers collects an average of 15,000 litres of milk once daily from two zones.


The farms themselves boast state-of-the-art milking and storage equipment in what is virtually a local dairy revolution that has brought to Barbadians a high degree of milk self-sufficiency.

 

Board of Directors

Mr. Marcio Juliano

Chairman - Citizen of Brazil

Mr. Marcio Juliano
Chairman - Citizen of Brazil

Mr. Marcio Juliano is a graduate in Business Administration from Sao Paulo University and has also completed the Ambev Executive MBA Program at Sao Paulo Business School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Juliano also completed the Program on Trade Marketing from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2013. Mr. Juliano joined AmBev in 1997 through the Global Management Trainee Program. He has accumulated 17 years’ experience in sales management and strategy development.

 

Carl Richard Cozier

Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Carl Richard Cozier
Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

A member of the Board since 13 November 1997, Mr. Cozier is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB). He joined the staff at Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited in 1979 as an Accountant. He was appointed Chief Accountant in 1985 and six years later, General Manager of another Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) subsidiary, the Barbados Bottling Company (BBC). His dedication and commitment was further rewarded in 1999, when he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of the BHL Group comprising Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited, Barbados Dairy Industries Limited (Pine Hill Dairy), Barbados Bottling Co. Limited and B&B Distribution Ltd. He is a current member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, represents The Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry on the Board of The Barbados Stock Exchange and is an independent director on the Board of The Barbados Private Sector Association.

 

Neville McDonald Brewster

Non-Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Neville McDonald Brewster
Non-Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Mr. Brewster utilises his leadership and business experience to provide strategic direction to BDIL. He has been the Managing Director of Super Centre Ltd. (now Massy Stores) since October 2012 and prior to this, served Super Centre Ltd as the Director of Operations from January 2001 to September 2012. Mr. Brewster not only has vast experience in large retail operations; but also possesses marketing skills having worked with Digital Information Systems Ltd as the Marketing Manager and has petroleum industry experience gained during his tenure with Texaco Eastern Caribbean Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA in Business Administration and Marketing.

 

Paul Devere Davis

Non-Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Paul Devere Davis
Non-Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Mr. Davis has been a member of the BDIL Board since 1997. A former sugar farmer, he became a career dairy farmer in 1983, when he assumed the post of Manager of Walkers Dairy Farm in St. George, a state-of-the-art facility. His public spiritedness has seen Walkers Dairy Farm hosting various school tours as a way of ensuring that future generations are educated about dairy farming. Mr Davis pursued Agricultural studies at Macdonald College in Canada. A Past-President of the Barbados Dairy and Beef Producers Association of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), Mr Davis continues to serve as a member of the Association, which he has been associated with since the mid-1980s.

 

Geoffrey Peter Marshall

Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Geoffrey Peter Marshall
Executive Director – Citizen of Barbados

Mr Marshall is the former Chief Financial Officer of Banks Holdings Limited and held that position between June 2007 and September 2014. He is currently the Group Finance Manager of the SOL Group, the largest independent petroleum marketing company in the Caribbean Basin. He completed a BSc. Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies in 1994 and attained the Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 1998. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados and possesses over 20 years of audit and accounting experience. He joined the Board of Barbados Dairy Industries Limited on 29 October 2009.

 

Dairy Operations Manager

Mr. Lorenzo Roach

Dairy Operations Manager, PINEHILL

Mr. Lorenzo Roach
Dairy Operations Manager, PINEHILL

Lorenzo Roach joined BHL subsidiary company Barbados Bottling Company (BBC) in 2000. He began his career as a Quality Control Technician, moving into the position Quality Control Supervisor two years later. Laboratory Technician, Shift Superintendent and Production Manager appointments quickly followed between 2004 and 2009. Then in 2012, Lorenzo became BBC's Beverage Plant Manager to BHL's first ISO certified company. Also to his credit, he was BHL's 2004 CEO's Award of Excellence Recipient, copping the top group award for that year. He was appointed Dairy Operations Manager of Barbados Dairy Industries Ltd. (PINEHILL), on August 1st, 2014.

 

Barbados Dairy Industries Ltd.'s wide array of high quality products and its successes in the export market have attracted several awards over the years. Accolades have included:

  • 2003 - Nation Builder Award, Barbados Investment & Development Council (BIDC)
  • 2003 - Best Packaging in the Beverage Category, BIDC
  • 2002 - Nation Builder Award BIDC
  • 2001- Best Packaging in the Beverage category, BIDC

Barbados Dairy Industries Ltd. has also successfully achieved and maintained a number of ISO Certification namely:

  • ISO 9001 - Quality Management
  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management
  • FSSC 22000 - Food Safety Management
  • OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health & Safety Management

The Pine, St. Michael, Barbados. West Indies.
Tel: (246) 227-6600
Fax: (246) 227-6660
Website: www.thepinehilldairy.com
Email: info@thepinehilldairy.com
Customer Service: customerservice@thepinehilldairy.com