Gastronomy Plus, the parent company of Sous Vide Tools and Kitchen Knives, has appointed Tom Gillespie as its first commercial director.
Gillespie joins from a similar position at Yate Supplies, having previously spent 14 years at Nisbets in a number of roles in the commercial team.
MD Alex Shannon said: “Tom comes to Gastronomy Plus with an exceptional track record in catering equipment distribution and I am delighted to have secured his services for this newly-created role.
“I have no doubt that Tom will play a key role in the development of the business as it continues to grow following Brexit and the pandemic.”
Gillespie himself commented: “I am really excited to be joining such an innovative business at a time of significant growth.
“I have known Alex for a number of years and admire both his entrepreneurial flair and the way he has built the business over the past 10 years. I very much look forward to using my skills and experience to help shape the future of the business by structuring it for scale without hindering its entrepreneurial energy.
“My remit will include supplier, range, and product management, pricing and margin, inventory, and supply chain management. Primarily, I will be working with customers, colleagues, and suppliers to structure and grow our range to help inspire existing and new customers through our different sales channels.”