Trade association CEDA has appointed a new board member: Oliver Booth, group financial director of the Buttress Group, which includes servicing specialist Crystaltech, parts supplier Caterparts and warewasher supplier Maidaid.
Booth has been co-opted onto the board and will be responsible for CEDA finances following the retirement of Ian Bass of Gratte Brothers earlier this year.
Derek Maher, CEDA chairman, commented: “The catering equipment industry is rather insular, but CEDA has greatly benefited from the fresh approach that Adam Mason has brought to the association. This concept has been continued further with the appointment of Oliver Booth to the CEDA board after only 2 years in this market.
“Oliver has come from a supplier background that distributed both directly and via distributors and as he is FCCA qualified. He will bring strong financial guidance to the association. Ian Bass’s legacy will not be forgotten by CEDA but I am sure that Oliver will serve the association well in these times of rapid change and development.”
Discussing what he feels he can bring to the association, Booth said: “Having joined the industry just 2 years ago, I think I would certainly be considered a newcomer. But with a solid background in finance and senior management roles together with my experience in alternative distributor-led markets, I feel I can provide a fresh perspective to the CEDA board.”
He continued: “This is an exciting time to be joining the association, as it continues to take a leading role in the industry. I look forward to taking the opportunity to work alongside some senior figures in the marketplace and to advance my knowledge and understanding whilst contributing towards the development of CEDA and its trading partners.”