JP Distribution has appointed Graham Bucktrout (pictured) as managing director, effective from May 1.
He will succeed Tony Oates who has announced his retirement from the business.
Oates said: “Graham has over 20 years’ experience in the industry having worked for Lecico, Imperial, Jacuzzi UK and Bernstein Group. He will be joining the business at a particularly exciting time following our first ever kbb show at the NEC in March. On behalf of the board we would like to wish Graham every success in his new role.”
Bucktrout added: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join JP Distribution as its new managing director. JP Distribution is a business I have known and worked with as a supply partner for a number of years and have always held their principles of excellence in customer service, supply and product availability in the highest regard. Tony has built an excellent team and supplier partnerships and I am looking forward to building on the JP Distribution success.”