Pall-Ex has announced three major new appointments as it continues on its mission to set a new industry benchmark for quality.
Chris Holland joins the board of the palletised freight specialist as director of IT, Mark Steel has taken the role of director of sales and marketing, and Adrian Bradley is welcomed as director of operations.
With 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, 18 of which have been in logistics, Chris is well placed to further develop Pall-Ex’s in-house IT offering. Previous roles have included IT business solutions manager at XPO Logistics, development solutions manager at Norbert Dentressangle and senior analyst at Christian Salvesen.
Chris’ main focus will be on working in partnership with Pall-Ex’s members to evolve the network’s current TWINE IT system to make it better reflect their needs. Following a full analysis of the current IT architecture, he will be leading his team to implement a series of upgrades focused on speed, ease of use and reliability.
Mark Steel joins Pall-Ex having previously been sales director at member haulier Premier Logistics. He also has several years experience in the construction industry, having been production and technical director at Masonry Solutions and general manager at EH Smith Builders Merchants.
His role at Pall-Ex will see Mark take charge of all corporate sales, field sales and customer services operations.
Adrian Bradley has worked in the logistics industry for over 21 years, with extensive experience managing and co-ordinating busy international hubs for the likes of UPS and Fortec Distribution Network Ltd.
As operations director of Pall-Ex, Adrian will be responsible for the smooth running of the night operation, facilities management, health and safety, the transport team, and the operations teams.
Commenting on the new appointments, Kevin Buchanan, group managing director at Pall-Ex, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Chris, Mark and Adrian to the team.
“It’s no secret that we’re on a mission to take Pall-Ex from being a good network to a great one and set a new industry standard. The skills and experience of Chris, Mark and Adrian are vital to this.
“True market leaders are forward-thinking in terms of IT and not just reactive. Chris has a proven ability to design and develop logistics and transport solutions that offer clear benefits to all stakeholders. I’m genuinely excited to see the development of our IT offering over the coming months and years and, from what I’ve already seen, big changes are coming.
“Mark is an equally important appointment. Of course Mark is also in the unique position of having been a Pall-Ex member – something we believe will offer an important insight and make our partnership work and support even stronger. His sales record is extremely impressive and it’s clear he has the passion and knowledge to help grow the business.
“Finally, Adrian’s industry expertise is invaluable. His knowledge of operations within a busy 24-hour facility is second to none, and I have no doubt he will bring fresh insight and drive to the role, enabling Pall-Ex to remain network of choice for companies across the UK and Europe.”
News of the appointments of Chris, Mark and Adrian comes as Pall-Ex celebrates its 20th anniversary, having been formed by entrepreneur Hilary Devey CBE back in 1996.