Cornelius, a manufacturer and distributor of materials and speciality chemicals for the life sciences and performance chemicals sectors, has announced the appointment of Gordon Hay as group operations director.
Hay, who was most recently working at Brenntag, replaces Brian McGowan, who stepped down from the role for personal reasons.
According to Cornelius, Hay is planning to revamp the operations strategy of the Bishop Stortford-based company, building up the product portfolio as the company extends its reach into Poland and Russia.
Darren Spiby, group CEO at Cornelius, commented: “[Gordon] has a great reputation for driving supply chain efficiency, EH&S excellence and driving truly innovative customer care strategies.”
Spiby added that the company has recently completed a “significant restructure”, including the addition of new ERP system.
Hay commented: “The chemical distribution market is facing significant challenges in terms of global economic volatility, digitalisation and attracting new talent. I’m looking forward to working on these topics and more at Cornelius.”