Yorkshire-based temperature-controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has appointed Patrick Haslam as head of operations in its cold store division.
Patrick joins from Wensleydale Dairy Products where he spent almost three years as supply chain manager, responsible for purchasing, scheduling, logistics outbound, procurement, and stores. Previously, he worked as a general manager at Sigma and as a customer services director at Moores Furniture Group.
With a track record of strategic leadership within program management and supply chain operations, Patrick has led operational improvements within manufacturing operations and delivered multi-million-pound programs of capital investment to the retail industry.
In his new role with Reed Boardall, Patrick will lead operations at the group’s cold store division, using his operational management skills, experience of scheduling and Lean Six Sigma expertise to implement further improvements and efficiencies.
“There are so many facets to the role that, with his breadth of management experience, Patrick is perfect for this position. He will bring some fresh-thinking to the internal and external processes within our cold store operation and help us to become even better at what we do,” said Andrew Baldwin, managing director of Reed Boardall.
Reed Boardall is one of the largest temperature-controlled food distribution businesses in the UK, storing and delivering frozen food from manufacturers across Britain, Europe and further afield to all the UK’s supermarkets.
Pictured (from left to right): Patrick Haslam and Andrew Baldwin.