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New head of operations appointed at Reed Boardall

Andrew Baldwin & Patrick Haslam (r)

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 proven track record of strategic leadership within programme management and supply chain operations, Patrick has led major operational improvement within manufacturing operations and delivered multi million pound programmes 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.

Andrew Baldwin, managing director of Reed Boardall’s cold storage division, said: “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.”