Simon Hutchinson joins DIY, garden, housewares and safety products supplier Centurion Europe in the role of head of sales.
Mr Hutchinson brings with him a wealth of experience in leading a sales force, with his previous roles including commercial manager at MGB Plastics and senior sales manager at Lyreco for 17 years.
His appointment follows the announcement that Centurion has opened a sales and distribution office in the Middle East.
Centurion says it is confident that Mr Hutchinson’s knowledge of managing key accounts alongside a busy sales force will ensure growth targets are achieved.
Centurion Europe sales and marketing director Peter Stone said: “Significant developments have been made internally as a business over the past 12 months and Simon will play a key part in ensuring our commercial strategy meets the needs of our customers as well as the business.”
Centurion has invested heavily in core areas of the business such as distribution, which is currently undergoing a warehouse management system upgrade that will help us meet the increased demand for our products.”
Commenting on his appointment, Simon Hutchinson said: “The exciting part about joining Centurion is the huge opportunity in the marketplace – currently we have an outstanding proposition but need to ensure there are definitive plans in place to ensure we have structure and focus to achieve our growth plan and strengthen our proposition and market share.”