A new management team has been installed at Die-Pat Divisions, freeing up owners and directors Christine Brander and Stuart Gleghorn to focus on developing a new business venture within the group instead.
While the pair will remain on board at the family-owned company in an advisory capacity, their main priority will be to concentrate on growing and building a venture called RBT Science, which targets markets at risk from bacterial and viral infections.
The company, which supplies specialist catering equipment hardware and plumbing components for the foodservice sector, has re-jigged its management set-up by promoting senior employees to new positions and bringing in additional talent to spearhead business growth.
The new team includes managing director Eddy Edwards, financial director Tracey Williams and head of sales and strategy Louise Brander, all of whom worked for Die-Pat previously, as well as head of marketing and strategy Lucy Gleghorn, who has a background of working for global advertising agencies.
Edwards said: “Die-Pat has great collective knowledge from the group companies and the individuals who work within them. The owners have recognised this and promoted several people including myself as the new managing director of Die-Pat Holdings, plus bringing in additional expertise in marketing with the appointment of Lucy Gleghorn. We are now well placed to grow our customer base and deliver above and beyond customer expectations.”
Edwards himself brings a huge wealth of experience to the company having served as general manager of Die-Pat subsidiary Vantage Products four years and prior to that spending 27 years at S.J. & E. Fellows, including 10 as general manager. For the last 12 months he has been working with Die-Pat as technical director.
He added: “The Die-Pat group of companies has weathered the economic uncertainty and come through stronger and revitalised. Our vision is to continue the success, driven by putting our customers’ needs as the priority and offering them the expert advice and, if required, customised products to match their project requirements.”