kb-network    People 14 Feb 2018

JP Distribution names its new managing director, following the retirement of Tony Oates

Following Tony Oates’ (pictured right) 12 years at the helm of the company, JP Distribution has named the new Managing Director: Graham Bucktrout (left).

Having previously worked at Lecico, Imperial, Jacuzzi UK and Bernstein Group, Bucktrout has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

“He will be joining the business at a particularly exciting time, following our first ever KBB show at the NEC in March,” Oates said. “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.”

Bucktrout will start his new role on the 1st May 2018.

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