Landmark Wholesale has announced the appointment of its new managing director, John Mills, who will start in May.
Mills joins from Hyperama, a Midlands-based cash and carry wholesaler where he was chairman for the past three years.
Mills has a wealth of commercial experience in UK food and drinks manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing, including leadership roles at Keith Spicer, InterContinental Brands, Gaymer Cider, Constellation Wines Europe and Strathmore Mineral Water.
Sam Wilcox, Landmark's chairman, said: "This is a really exciting time for Landmark and having John in place, with his considerable experience and knowledge of the sector, will help us tackle the challenges currently faced by the industry."
Mills commented: "The wholesale sector, like many other channels, faces many challenges driven by macro-economic factors, legislative changes and dynamic consumer trends. However, smart businesses thrive in changing times and I am confident that Landmark is well positioned to continue its success built over the past 45 years.
"We have a strong and loyal membership of 38 successful companies and a committed central office whose purpose is to best serve its members. Having had a long association with Landmark I am passionate and excited about helping to take the business to the next stage in its development."
Landmark Wholesale (a buying group) has members across the UK and turns over just under £3b each year.