Bibby Distribution has appointed Jonathan Vivian as its new Regional General Manager, with responsibility for managing the 3PL’s warehouse operations in southern Britain.
Vivian (45) will oversee some of Bibby Distribution’s flagship facilities, including the ‘Corby Campus’ – the largest site in the company’s 90-site portfolio, covering 424,000 sq. ft with capacity for 60,000 pallets.
He will also ensure customers – including Westmill Foods, Mizkan and Morrisons – benefit from an enhanced warehousing service with reduced costs.
Vivian, who began his career as a driver, has almost three decades’ experience and has held key managerial positions at companies such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, Booker and Tesco. He joins Bibby Distribution from Wincanton where he was responsible for managing operations for Sainsbury’s.
Jim Cunningham, Operations Director, Bibby Distribution, says: “Jonathan brings a phenomenal breadth of experience to our southern operations, with a complete personal understanding of all elements of the supply chain. His considerable expertise in grocery logistics will be critical in meeting and exceeding the expectations of our many customers in the food and ingredients sector.”
Vivian says: “Bibby Distribution has outstanding facilities and high-profile customers and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. I will be drawing on my expertise to grow our team and bring new thinking to the company’s warehousing operations, to ensure we provide an effective service that’s also great value.”
Motorsports fan Vivian will be based at Corby, close to the heartlands of British racing at Donnington and Silverstone.
Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.
Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.
The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.
Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.
Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.
To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk.
Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.
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