Management

Attila Bánhidi, Managing Director, CCMO

He was born on 8th October, 1970. He is married with two daughters. Having completed his studies at a bilingual course of a secondary school, he graduated from the College for Commerce and Catering. Prior to Fornetti he was the CEO of Mocca Negra Zrt. Since 2010 he has been Fornetti’s commercial director. He successfully conducted the New Time Program, the transformation of the total franchise network, when all franchise partner contracts were renewed and categorised in one of 4 different shop types. It also meant the full refurbishment and transformation of the shops that involved two image changes. A new shop type – shop-in-shop - was introduced in the retail chains when bakery corners were set up in several locations at a high speed. His achievements also include the launch of trade with international Retail chains.

He spends his little free time with his children and with doing sports. Earlier on he pursued several branches of heavy athletics so developing sport into an essential part of his life.  In the past years he has been active in bench pressing and body workout. Besides sports he is interested in cars and enjoys dog breeding.

István Herczeg, COO

I joined Fornetti because I received the proposal in a period of my life when I was open and ready for challenges given by a new company and new environment.

I do believe that the company can benefit from my experience and knowledge and with my new team we can contribute to the ongoing successful operations of Fornetti.

I completed my Food Engineer and Quality Control Engineer degree at the Szeged College for Food Industry. For 18 years I was working for Sole-Mizo in various areas of the operations, and left that company as the deputy CEO.

I live in Szeged with my family. I enjoy sailing, fishing and hunting.

Zoltán Kovács, CFO

He went to a high-school for commerce in Kecskemét, ÁFEOSZ. Based on his school achievements he was admitted to the College of Finance and Accountancy in Győr without needing to pass an admission test. He obtained his first diploma in accountancy, and the second one in finance. Fornetti is his first workplace where he has worked in different financial fields from the year 2000. Since 2010 he has been one of the Executives, and as of 2015 he has also been responsible for the law and IT departments.
The greatest professional challenge for him is to come across various new directions during Fornetti’s development, thus there is no conventionalism, and one constantly has to meet new situations and requirements.
He was born on September 1st, 1978. He is married, he has a son and a daughter. His hobby is line-fishing though fish is not really among his favourite dishes.

Márton Benke, Finance Director, Fornetti Group Controller

Born in Szolnok on 20th October, 1987, Márton graduated in finance and accountancy, specialised in controlling in his home town.

He began his working career as a controller working first in the meat and then in automotive industry. Returning to the food industry he began with Fornetti as a controller in April 2014.

He found working with an excellent team in the due diligence process prior to the acquisition of the company an exciting challenge. He sees continuous professional development in integrating in the Aryzta Group financial system and processes.

As of November 2015 he has been Fornetti Group’s controller, and acts as Fornetti Kft’s CFO since August 2016 overseeing operations in the financial, accounting, invoicing and controlling departments.

Márton enjoys spending his free time with his partner, on excursions and watching films. He is passionate about folk music and folk dances which he has been actively practising as a member of a folk dance group since he was 7.   

Jenő Fekete, Supply Chain Director

Born on 29th February, 1979, he is the father of a small daughter. He is an IT-expert with a university education. He graduated from the College of Mechanical Engineering and Automation in Kecskemét. Fornetti is his first workplace, to which he applied because he knew that it was a developing and renowned company – indeed, this was the only workplace he wanted to apply for. Tracking changes represent the biggest challenge for him here. He feels that working here leaves no time for boredom at all!

He spends his little spare time with his family and riding his bike.

Gábor Hajdú, Technical and Operational Director

He was born on 30th April, 1982, he is married, he has a baby boy. He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as an electrical engineer, and then he earned a degree in economy and management at the Szent István University. After that he began working at Ganz Elektro Közlekedési Zrt., later he worked at AREVA in Kunszentmiklós and since 2007 he has been employed by Fornetti. Most of his life is occupied by his work and he strives to help this Hungarian enterprise to operate in the most effective and economically viable way. He is responsible for managing two manufacturing units: the one in Kiskunfélegyháza and in Kecskemét. Development is the biggest challenge for him, so they can always be in service for both Hungarian and foreign customers.

In his spare time he does sports; and with the help of the Internet he trains himself, and also strengthens his command of languages.

Emese Halász, HR Director

For nearly 18 years she worked as a teacher of English and language coach in adult education, and also as a translator and interpreter before she joined Fornetti in May 2015. As Aryzta Business Partner she supported the cooperation and work of the executive management and the various departments.
Since September 2017 she is in lead of the newly established HR department. Her primary task and objective is to develop and operate standard HR processes supporting the efficient operation of Fornetti Group, which at the same time contribute to creating a sustainable, improving, variable work environment ensuring appreciation and support for the associates.
She spends her free time with her family, enjoys reading, excursions and sports.        

Attila Jeszenői, IT Director

Having graduated from the College for Traffic and Transport life gifted him with the beauties of IT technology.
Following a few years working as a beginner at work places he was at the right time on the right place and soon found himself in the bakery industry and soon found that his job to work out processes as part of a bigger system as an IT engineer became his hobby even to date. As a result of constant changes and development right from the beginning he is now head of the IT team and works in the field of development and operations alike.

Szilárd Kelemen, International Franchise and Concept Division Director

He was born in 1986. Following grammar school he graduated at Szeged University at the department for Food Industry the Faculty of Economics.

After graduation he began his career in commerce as a sales person of online advertising surfaces, and in 2009 he joined the Fornetti team. Working as a sales representative for two years, and then as a salesperson he gathered vital and valuable experience in developing and expanding the franchise market. During the years between 2012 to 2014 he operated as regional manager for Budapest, and then became sales director for Fornetti Romania.

He has been working in the role of Director for Franchise and Concept Division since December.

He devotes the majority of his free time to his recently born twin sons, as well as to astronomy, music and literature.

Norbert Kiss, Production Director

 He was born on the 7th of February 1984 in Nyírbátor. He is married and father of two. He has graduated from the Westsik Vilmos Food Industry Training College with specification baker-, pastry-cook in Nyíregyháza.

After these studies he worked as a baker in a Factory of the Baking Firm of Mátészalka located in Nyírbátor.
He has joined to the Fornetti Group in 2005, where he have tried himself in different areas of the production. 
From 2010 he helped the international subsidiaries as operation developer installing new technologies and coaching them.
From June 2016 he has become the Deputy Director of Production. From August 2017 he is the Productions Director.
At a successful company as this one he finds the production coordination of these qualitatively and food safety wise outstanding products a quite challenging task.
He believes that, the continuous self-development and learning of new technologies is substantial.
He spends his free time with his family, sports and reading. He is a huge fun of technical sports such as WTCC and Moto GP. He follows all events of them.

Sándor Lencsés, Hungarian Franchise and Concept Director

Sándor Lencsés was born in 1981. After graduating as a German teacher, he started to work at Fornetti Kft. in 2004 as sales representative. During these years he gained all-round knowledge about the market. Using his outstanding communicative and organisation skills, he continued his career as regional leader, where he did a lot for the most effective operation of sales locations.

From December 2016 he is the Junior Hungarian Franchise and Concept manager – his professional experience means a serious support for the sales team of Fornetti.

As he is the father of 3 children, he mostly spends his free time with his family. He follows the events of the English and Spanish football and Formula-1 with interest.

Ferenc Németh, Product Development Director

He completed his secondary school studies in the prominent food industry vocational school in Nagykőrös and specialised as baker and confectioner technician. He completed his higher education studies as a correspondence student in the Szeged Food Industry Engineering College while already working for Fornetti.
He joined Fornetti in 2003 and started in the product development team in 2005. Since 1st May 2018 he has been the Junior Product Development Director.
Constant renewal every day is vital for him, to be able “to learn something new every day”.
He is married and has a son. He enjoys fishing, reading and spends his free time with his family.

Gábor Papp, Franchise Technical Director

He was born on December 2nd , 1975. He is the father of two children. Having finished his agricultural and custom administrator studies, he obtained a degree-level education. His professional and human qualities were recognised at his former workplace, as a result of which he was invited to Fornetti in 2004. Continually changing new tasks and their up-to-date, precise solutions are the most challenging for him.

He spends his spare time primarily with his family; secondly, he enters competitions with his Malinois working dog, solving inspection and safeguarding tasks.

Adorján Szilberhorn, Junior Quality Control Director

Born in 1981, he is married with two children. He completed his degree at Corvinus University Budapest in the faculty of conservation and animal processing technologies. He joined Fornetti in 2008. He started his career in the company as quality controller, then since 2016 he has been the head of the quality control team, and in August 2018 he was appointed Junior Quality Control Director of Fornetti Kft.
It is a great challenge for him to have safe and high-quality food produced in the Fornetti bakeries at all times. To achieve this goal, he has a great team to support.
He spends his free time primarily with his family, and when he has the chance he goes on long-distance hikes and does geocaching.
 

  
Day by day almost 1 million people consume the products of Fornetti. Adapting to the needs of our customers we place emphasis on the continuous renewal of our range of products.
The franchise system of Fornetti enables you to safely extend the product range of your existing store with a small investment, or to start a new, profitable business.
In 2004 Fornetti founded the foundation named Fornetti for Cardiomyophatic Children, a non-profit organisation supporting the healing of children in various forms.