Bibby Distribution has appointed a new general manager for its award-winning tanker operations team, with a focus on spearheading growth for the 3PL’s bulk division.
Gilles Létard, 55, joins Bibby Distribution’s Food and Ingredients team, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in senior sales, operational and management positions. His previous roles include Head of Commercial, Europe & Americas at Suttons Transport Group and Managing Director of Norbert Dentressangle’s UK bulk division.
At Bibby Distribution, he will manage the company’s major contracts with a focus on developing Bulk Transport & Logistics at European level.
Létard says: “The Food and Ingredients team at Bibby Distribution is a department that truly sets the standard for tanker operations, with huge potential to grow further. Bibby Distribution’s flexibility and network size means the business is perfectly placed to drive down the cost of food logistics.”
Vaughan Pendergest, Business Unit Director, Food and Ingredients Team, adds: “Gilles brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Bibby Distribution and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. In an increasingly complex, global supply chain, his extensive background in managing international logistics firms will be key as we look to grow our bulk business.”
Bibby Distribution was named Tanker Operator of the Year at the Tip-Ex/Tank-Ex Awards 2016. Its Food and Ingredients team provides a variety of supply chain services to manufacturers, including milk collection from farms, importation of fruit juice from Europe and delivery of liquid glucose to confectionery manufacturers. The diverse team comprises more than 300 staff at nine locations across the UK.
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.
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