Midlands based Oakland International has announced the appointment of Mark Williams, who takes on the new role of General Manager for Business Support and Customer Service.
Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, stated: “Forming part of our sustained drive to deliver operational improvements across the business, Mark’s appointment is key and a great addition to our skilled and expanding leadership team, which will aid focus on development and operational disciplines as we progress and keep pace with the rapid changes that are taking place in our business and the market place around us.”
His wealth of knowledge and industry experience from over 31 years of working within the retail arena as general manager of independent retailer, Harry Tuffins, prior to his last two years working for Mid-Counties Co-op, Mark takes on the day to day responsibility for Oakland’s operations administration office, customer service department, as well as the POD and business support team. His appointment is one of a number of key strategic developments across the business aimed at delivering Oakland’s 2014 business objectives in preparation for 2015 growth and service targets.
Oakland International’s new General Manager, Mark Williams, stated: “I have joined Oakland International at an exciting time in its growth and development and I look forward to working closely with the team to deliver exceptional customer service.”
Founded in 1998, Oakland International is an award winning family-owned BRC-accredited (for storage and distribution) multi-temperature distribution and contracting packing specialist, operating both UK and Ireland depots, for food and consumer goods using ambient, chilled and frozen transportation into major UK and Irish retail, wholesale, discount and convenience markets. They are winners of the Logistics Company of the Year award, and finalists in The Innovation in Action Award category at The Irish Logistics and Transport Awards 2014. They were finalists in 2013 with SPAR UK at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards, in the category of DAMCO Green Supply Chain Initiative. Awards also include 2012 joint winners with SPAR UK of the Environmental Contribution Award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards in the category of Contribution to Environmental Improvement: Climate Change, and holder of the Best Logistics Award at the Checkout National FMCG Awards 2011.
Key industry associations Oakland belong to include British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), Road Hauliers Association (RHA), Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT.) The company is a member of the Chamber of Commerce for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA) and is accredited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
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