During the month of March, along with a global pandemic our Managing Director Andrew Mitchell unfortunately had to step down from his position due to health reasons.
Our Chairman Olly Guest, Finance Director/Interim MD Steve Cusick and Senior Advisor Prof Frank Hayden worked closely with Simon Roberts of the Jonathan Lee Recruitment agency to find Andrew’s successor.
After no less than exactly 1001 applications, hours and hours of Zoom interviews, local boy Mark Niblett was offered and has accepted the position effective June 1.
Mark is the first Managing Director to be brought in from outside the company in over 25 years. Mark has 25+ years’ experience working in senior roles for both start-up businesses and industry-leading companies such as Anixter International. He also has experience working across Europe, North America and Asia and especially the Middle East.
Mark’s career has taken him through various roles from Network Design, Technical Manager, Managing Director Middle East, Regional Vice President (UK & Ireland) and VP Sales. So he has a vast amount of experience both in our business sectors, and complimentary sectors – particularly infrastructure development.
JET PRESS Managing Director, Mark Niblett:
“Jet Press is a business with a proud history and an exciting future and I am delighted to be appointed Managing Director. I look forward to getting to know the business and working with employees, customers and suppliers as we accelerate to establish and lead a proactive, targeted strategy of growth and transformation.”
Dynamic New Leadership
JET PRESS Chairman, Olly Guest:
“It’s been one challenge after another the last few months, but I am very proud of the job that Steve and the rest of the JET PRESS family have done, especially in supporting so many key NHS supply chain customers during this difficult period.
Prior to Covid-19, our business was already going through a period of planned change. I see Mark’s appointment as an exciting opportunity, even amid these undeniably difficult times. I’m confident that the rock-solid JET PRESS family with dynamic new leadership can bring the company through all the stronger.”
If you’d like to speak to one of the JET PRESS family about your requirements please call +44 1623 551 800 or contact us online.