The Fish Box hire division of CHEP, the pallet and container pooling specialist, has announced the appointment of Lee Donald as new Operations Manager for CHEP’s hi-tech box-washing facility at Upperton, just outside Peterhead. The facility washes over 30,000 fish boxes every week.
CHEP Fish Box General Manager, David Morgan, who joined the Peterhead-based business in October after 30 years as a successful trawler skipper and owner, said: "This is a new role that we’ve created, which reflects the growth we’re currently seeing within our business. Lee brings with him a wealth of experience as he’s grown up in the industry. I’m delighted he’s joining us at what promises to be an exciting time for this part of the CHEP business."
Lee joins CHEP from Scotia Box Services, and boasts over 20 year’s experience working in the Scottish fishing industry. Commenting on his new role, Lee said: "This is a great opportunity for me and I’m relishing the challenge to be able to further my career in this way. As an engineer who has devoted my career to date supporting the fishing industry I hope I can bring some of this experience with me to help enhance the CHEP service even further."
CHEP’s Mr Morgan concluded: "This appointment further demonstrates our long-standing commitment to the Scottish fishing industry and employing local experts wherever possible."
CHEP’s Fish Box business conducts close to 1 million movements per annum supporting more than 150 trawlers across the Scottish fishing industry. It has over 20 full-time employees working at its sites throughout Scotland.