Supply chain solutions provider Wincanton has announced that Eric Born will assume the role of CEO with immediate effect.
He has been Chief Operating Officer at the company, which boasts retail clients such as Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer, since April 2009 and he joined the executive board in the first week of October this year.
The appointment comes after the completion of a strategic review of the business, which has culminated in current CEO Graeme McFaull standing down from the company to pursue other interests.
Born’s immediate priorities will be to focus on organic growth, significantly reduce the business’s debt and to improve profitability by lowering overhead and operating costs.
David Edmonds, Chairman of Wincanton, commented: “Graeme has been with Wincanton in a variety of roles for 16 years and, as CEO for the past five years, he has played a major part in securing its growth into a major logistics company over that period.
“We wish him well in the future.”