Briggs Equipment, one of the leading national providers of materials handling solutions, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Gary Clements to the new role of Strategic Development Director.
Gary brings over 25 years of experience to his new role – both in terms of the materials handling sector and managing and developing a number of diverse and complex global service sector businesses. Formerly managing director of Barloworld UK, Gary understands the needs of the UK marketplace and the importance of strong customer relationships.
On his appointment, Gary said: "Briggs Equipment is entering an exciting time in the development of its UK operations, investing in new market and new business opportunities.
"I will be driving and developing new strategic opportunities that are aligned with the Briggs centralised business model. With a strong national team, a values driven culture and customer orientated solutions, I believe that Briggs really offers something unique in the marketplace."
Comments Richard Close, CEO at Briggs Equipment: "We are delighted that Gary has joined us. Not only does he bring a wealth of experience to the business, he is recognised as an expert in delivering innovative, ground breaking solutions for customers.
"The appointment also demonstrates our commitment to being the leading provider of materials handling solutions that meet the goals of customers through a true partnership approach."
Gary started his career as a technical apprentice, gaining solid knowledge of the forklift industry. From engineering he worked his way through the ranks into senior management positions. Gary, who lives in Stratford-Upon-Avon, has two children and likes to participate in a number of sports. He has a particular interest in diving and travel, interests that have taken him to many corners of the earth.