Glenn Lindfield has been appointed Chairman by total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International.
Bringing with him a wealth of leadership experience and strong commercial and business acumen, Glenn was previously the CEO of specialist e-fulfilment provider Cygnia Logistics, and prior to this CEO of Great Bear Distribution. Other senior roles held within the logistics and supply chain sectors include Senior Vice President of Kuehne & Nagel’s North-West Europe business, Managing Director of ACR Logistics, formerly Hays Logistics, and Network Director for Christian Salvesen within their temperature-controlled division.
Oakland International Co-Founder and Group CEO Dean Attwell said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Glenn’s calibre and experience to Oakland International. His senior sector experience and operational knowledge will support our next stage of planned growth as we continue to flex and respond to the many new challenges and demands within the fast-moving supply chain arena.
“At this exciting and pivotal point in our strategic and rapid development Glenn’s appointment ensures we have the best professional support around us to do so.”
Signalling a major change in market perception of Oakland’s capabilities as a leading D2C/B2C/B2B specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution, the business has taken its first step to becoming B Corp certified, joining the fast-growing movement of using business as a force for good, and working towards becoming the first business within their sector to achieve net-zero.
Oakland International CEO of Contract Logistics Shaun Foley added: “Glenn’s appointment as Chairman of Oakland International will further strengthen our sector reputation with his insight assisting our expanding business portfolio and value-added services.”
BRCGS AA accredited, and a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development, Oakland is 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.
Glenn commenting on his appointment said: “I’ve been impressed by the quality of Oakland’s operations, and their innovative and proactive approach to providing client-driven, sustainable solutions. I am delighted to be working with Dean, Shaun and Oakland’s senior management team to support the company’s continued growth.”