Oakland International has appointed Dean Roach as Site Operations Manager at their Redditch facility to oversee and manage warehouse and direct to consumer operations.
A skilled manager with considerable experience of this demanding environment, Dean joined Oakland back in 2009 as a goods in operative before being promoted to goods in supervisor, pick supervisor and finally warehouse section manger after which time he spent several years working in the recycling sector before returning to Oakland in 2019 as operations manager until his current appointment.
Said Dean: “As a Site Operations Manager I am able to utilise my previous experience to oversee and support all departments on site at Redditch; supporting customers, all processes and people management, and it’s ideal as it plays to my strengths and knowledge of the business.”
Oakland International is a total supply chain solutions specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and a brand development support provider for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain. BRCGS AA accredited and a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development the company is currently working towards becoming the first carbon-neutral business within their sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Oakland’s Depot Manager Luke Attwell said: “Dean’s expertise and understanding of Oakland and our customers is a real asset and we wish him every success going forward.”