Appointments Round Up: Taylor CEO Steps Down


Taylor CEO To Step Down

Taylor,UK manufacturer of four-wheeled galvanised steel containers has announced that after eight years with the business as operations director, managing director and latterly CEO, David Williams has decided to step down, effective 30 June 2014.

The move will also see Sellers Containers become a full component of the Taylor Group under the name Taylor Containers.

Layton Tamberlin, non-executive director, commented: “David has dramatically reshaped Taylor’s business during his tenure, initially leading the professionalisation of operations and then, the development of growth strategies including export, new product development and recently, the acquisition of Sellers Containers Ltd. The board thanks David for his efforts and achievements during his time with Taylor and wishes him well for the future”.

David Williams, CEO, added: “Taylor has been my life for the past eight years and I will miss it. Working with a fantastic team, I have genuinely enjoyed my time here and it has been a real privilege to have led this Quality Company. I am extremely proud of our achievements during my time with this market leading Company and happily leave it in a growing economy with a solid core business and an excellent array of growth opportunities”.


WYG Welcomes New Associate Director

WYG has announced the appointment of Simon Sjenitzer, who has recently joined as associate director.

Based at the Cumbria office, Simon will be helping to establish the strategic direction of energy and climate change business within the energy team and will be responsible for joining up all relevant capabilities under one umbrella to create a unified approach for WYG’s clients.

Simon comments on current market conditions: “As highlighted by recent developments reported in the media, the imperatives of energy security and climate change are having a profound effect on all our lives, but this is also conversely providing significant growth in all areas of related Low and Zero carbon Technology (LZT). Government policy and rising energy costs are driving the market and therefore our clients’ requirements.”

He added: “There are significant opportunities that we are already looking at including district heat networks, offshore wind and tidal, energy demand reduction and associated network infrastructure. WYG’s energy team will also be looking at new business opportunities coming from the petrochemical and coal industries.”

Speaking on his appointment, Simon said: “This is an extremely exciting time to be joining WYG, and I’m greatly looking forward to working with the wider team. I’m going to be re-invigorating WYG’s UK Virtual Energy Forum in order to help coordinate our strategic approach to this sector as government policy continues to evolve and new opportunities emerge.”

John Kipling, head of energy said: “We are delighted to have secured this role with Simon who has been brought into a key strategic role to lead and develop our energy and climate change offering.  His additional skills of policy and economic development in relation to the low carbon sector will be a key asset to our team and the WYG business.”


Tomra Sorting Recycling Appoints Global Sales Director

Jonathan Clarke has been appointed into a new role of global sales director for TOMRA Sorting Recycling. In his new position, Jonathan will be responsible for overseeing international sales of TOMRA Sorting Recycling¹s automated TITECH sorting systems.

Jonathan will continue to be based in the UK and will oversee TOMRA Sorting Recycling¹s operations here, but will also be responsible for building the company’s profile and customer network internationally, with a specific focus on Europe, North America, China, South America and South East Asia. He will report into Tom Eng, Senior VP, Head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling.

Commenting on this new role Jonathan said: “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to expand on the already strong presence that TOMRA Sorting Recycling has succeeded in establishing across many international markets. The waste and recycling infrastructure is just in its infancy in some of the regions we will be targeting, so introducing advanced sensor-based sorting technology will be both challenging and rewarding.”

Jonathan joined the company in 2006 and has helped to make it one of the UK’s leading providers of sensor-based sorting technology. In recent years, Jonathan has also overseen TOMRA Sorting Recycling¹s operations in the Middle East and India.


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