Pictured: Andy Cooper, newly appointed Supply Chain Director at Mayflex
March 2015, Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor has appointed Andy Cooper in the position of Supply Chain Director.
Cooper joins the business with a wealth of experience gained from over 30 years in executive supply chain and operations roles across a range of manufacturing and distribution sectors, working in Central Eastern Europe, China, UK and North America.
He will take responsibility for stock purchasing and management, sales operations and support services, IT, warehousing and distribution with existing members of the senior management reporting directly to him.
Commenting on the appointment Andrew Percival, Managing Director, stated, “This is great news for the business, our customers and suppliers, we continue to grow at a very fast pace and see this continuing for years to come with new technologies, customers and geographies all key drivers. The diversity and speed of our development demands focus on our efficiencies and improvements across our operation’s from customer service to stock management through to use of capital and resource. We are delighted to have been able to secure the services of someone of the calibre of Andy and are counting the days to him joining the board.”
Andy Cooper is looking forward to the challenges ahead and commented, “I am truly excited to be joining the Mayflex team at a time of step change development across our customer value propositions both in terms of our value added services and breadth of product offering. I believe my experience will enhance an already dedicated and focussed management team resulting in the successful execution of significant scaling within our business operations and continued recognition as a market leader within our service segments.”
Andrew Percival concluded, “At the heart of every strong distributor is first class supply chain service and support, we intend to lead the market in this area with investment in quality team members, systems and facilities. Andy’s experience in strategic planning, operational improvement and cost management will be key ingredients to us achieving this objective.”
The announcement of the expansion of the Mayflex board coincides with group sales passing the £100m milestone for the first time, as Andrew Percival confirmed: “With over 3 weeks of our trading year to go we passed the magic £100 million revenue mark, a great achievement for the business reflecting another year of high teens growth. I would like to thank our customer and vendor partner’s for their on-going support, and of course the fantastic team we have at Mayflex for the hard work, loyalty and commitment they give day in day out. We continue to look forwards and set ourselves further growth and improvement challenges.”
Mayflex is a distributor of brands such as Excel, Belden, Nubis, Razberi, Axis, Avigilon, Paxton, Extreme Networks, Aruba Networks, Mobotix, CPI, Cooper B-Line, Fluke, RF Code, Veracity, Bosch, Panasonic and Overland Storage.