Industrials Practice People Moves: February 2018

by Nick Behan, Director at Norman Broadbent Interim 

Over recent months we have seen continued investment in top-level talent for businesses, despite the increasing economic uncertainty facing organisations.

The following Industrial appointments have all taken place across the wider manufacturing sector over the last few months.

If you would like to discuss the manufacturing practice or how Norman Broadbent can help your business, please contact Nick Behan on  or +44 (0) 207 484 0106.

  • Metamark has appointed Jean Francois Carric to the role of European sales Director.
  • Stobart Group has promoted Richard Laycock to the position of CFO.
  • Jeremy Townsend, Renault UK & Ireland Communications Director has stepped down with immediate effect.
  • Intercity Technology has named Charlie Blakemore as its COO.
  • Volkswagen UK has appointed Martin Barrow-Starkey to the role of Head of Group Fleet Services.
  • DS Automobiles has appointed Alain Descat at its UK MD.
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) has appointed David Roberts as the new CEO, UK.
  • Avon Metals has appointed Richard Lewis as MD.
  • Cox Automotive has made several management changes: UK CEO Michael Buxton is becoming COO of the International Operations; Martin Forbes will replace him as UK CEO and act as UK COO; Peter Bell is becoming the new MD of the Manheim business.
  • David Robbie has become an NED at First Group plc.
  • Aveva Group has appointed Craig Hayman as CEO.
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has appointed Nick Andrews as Commercial Vehicles Director.
  • AGS Airports hires Derek Provan as CEO and MD of Glasgow Airport.
  • Engie Fabricom has names Richard Webster as its new CEO.
  • Renier Vree is leaving his role as CFO at Arcadis and becoming CFO at AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals.