Bibby Distribution has appointed a new general manager for its award-winning tanker operations team, with a focus on spearheading growth for the 3PL’s bulk division.
Gilles Létard, 55, joins Bibby Distribution’s Food and Ingredients team, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in senior sales, operational and management positions. His previous roles include Head of Commercial, Europe & Americas at Suttons Transport Group and Managing Director of Norbert Dentressangle’s UK bulk division.
At Bibby Distribution, he will manage the company’s major contracts with a focus on developing Bulk Transport & Logistics at European level.
Létard says: “The Food and Ingredients team at Bibby Distribution is a department that truly sets the standard for tanker operations, with huge potential to grow further. Bibby Distribution’s flexibility and network size means the business is perfectly placed to drive down the cost of food logistics.”
Vaughan Pendergest, Business Unit Director, Food and Ingredients Team, adds: “Gilles Létard brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Bibby Distribution and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. In an increasingly complex, global supply chain, his extensive background in managing international logistics firms will be key as we look to grow our bulk business.”
Bibby Distribution was named Tanker Operator of the Year at the Tip-Ex/Tank-Ex Awards 2016. Its Food and Ingredients team provides a variety of supply chain services to manufacturers, including milk collection from farms, importation of fruit juice from Europe and delivery of liquid glucose to confectionery manufacturers. The diverse team comprises more than 300 staff at nine locations across the UK.