Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed Andrew Ballantine as its chief operating officer, following the departure of Charlie Lacey to take up a position as managing director of electrical distributor, the Stearn Electric Company Limited.
Mr Ballantine joined Decco in 1998 and was appointed profit centre manager for Sheffield in 1999 before taking up his current role of profit centre manager for Leeds in 2003. With his 20 years’ service, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the industry.
Commenting on his appointment, which is effective from June 1, Mr Ballantine said: “I’m delighted to be leading the team at Decco in these exciting times. Decco remains committed to offering a great service to our customers and to offering our suppliers the best route to market for their products.”
Both Decco and Stearn are among the eight subsidiary businesses belonging to Newbury Investments (UK) Limited.