Foodservice buying and marketing group, Caterforce, has appointed Gary Mullineux as managing director.
Replacing Nick Redford, who left the business last December, Mullineux will now be responsible for shaping Caterforce's vision for 2020 and beyond.
His key areas of focus will be the development and growth of Caterforce's own brand products, Chefs' Selections and Roast 440, as well as the launch of the business' new cleaning range, ProClean. He will also be working closely with Caterforce's members to implement technology initiatives for more effective ways of working across the group.
Mullineux commented: "It's an extremely exciting time for the business and to be given the opportunity to lead Caterforce forward is one I'm very proud of. The past four months have helped me to gain valuable experience and has been the perfect sounding board before taking on the role full-time. We have an incredibly talented team and I'm looking forward to working with them to deliver the highest level of service for our members."
Stephen Carr, chairman of Caterforce, added: "Gary's knowledge of the industry is second to none. Caterforce has gone from strength to strength in recent years and I look forward to working closely with Gary and our membership to continue our success and growth."