Oakland International Appoints General Manager

25/01/2019

FSDF member, Specialist multi temperature supply chain operator and responsible family business Oakland International has appointed Bob Richards to the post of General Manager at its Redditch facility.

Previously holding senior and director roles at several blue-chip organisations including PHS, Bidvest Logistics, Christian Salvesen, TDG, Palletways and David Hathaway Transport, Bob has 30 years of management experience and a proven track record in continual improvement, man-management and process management.

Commenting he said: “I’m really excited about joining Oakland International which is a great business with real growth potential in a challenging market place. Seeing the business in peak trading will assist me as I look at the structure, working patterns and the team and help formulate and support the design of the business strategy going forward.”

A multi-award winner, Oakland International is a BRC accredited (for storage and distribution) business and a multi temperature distribution specialist providing contract packing, storage, picking, tempering and supports retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets via hubs and facilities in the UK, Ireland and an overseas partner in Spain.

Oakland International Managing Director, Shaun Foley, said: “I am delighted to welcome Bob to the team. His knowledge and extensive sector experience will be a significant asset to our Redditch operations.”