Total supply chain solutions specialist, Oakland International, has appointed Dale Fiddy as their first Non-Exec Director, with a focus on commercial propositions and market opportunities.
Holding senior roles with a number of blue-chip organisations over his 20-year plus supply chain, logistics and chilled food sector career, Dale’s proven track record for developing commercial strategies, most recently at Fowler Welch, will see him support Oakland’s Main Board of Directors, centring his expertise on growing the Oakland business value proposition, and stimulating both interest and opportunities for new organic business growth.
Commenting on his appointment, Shaun Foley Managing Director said: “We are delighted to welcome Dale to Oakland International.
“He brings with him significant insight into the UK logistics market and will play a key role in supporting our continuous growth and expanding business offering.”
A specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and a brand development support provider for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain, Oakland International is working towards becoming the first carbon-neutral business within their sector and is BRC AA accredited and a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development.
Dale commented: “Oakland is an incredibly innovative multi-temperature food logistics specialist that has an established record for successfully winning and delivering complex logistics solutions for its wide-ranging Customer base.
“Successful leadership teams need a healthy mix of talent, ability and expertise, to develop intelligent strategies that underpin profitable sustainable growth. My appointment adds strength to the considerable experience and skills already assembled around the Oakland Board table, accelerating the process, and building on the significant achievements of the business to date.
“I relish the opportunity of assisting the Board and the wider team in continuing to develop the Oakland business and brand, and to successfully compete for targeted commercial partnerships that will take the company to the next level of its natural evolution.”