York-based Burton Roofing Group has appointed Jon Smith as its new operations director.
Jon joins the Group from London-based Enotria & Coe, where he was the supply chain director of the £200 million business, a leading wine and spirits distributor. He was responsible for all transport and warehouse operations while helping the business achieve operational efficiencies.
Before Enotria & Coe, he was regional managing director for drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark. He was responsible for the £100 million revenue budget and oversaw a 30-strong sales team and 220-strong operations team while managing the fleet of 70 vehicles and 150,000 sq. ft of warehousing.
He also held a regional managing director role with Carpet and Flooring Ltd, a £100 million business distributor to the building industry. He started his career with AAH Central Heating Supplies, which Travis Perkins bought.
Managing director, Ina Leigh commented on Jon’s appointment. He said: “Jon has excellent experience and an impressive track record in managing multi-sites and achieving operational efficiencies. He has expert insight in streamlining businesses by implementing processes and systems that bring effectiveness, but he also has the leadership skills to motivate teams in a positive culture. We look forward to welcoming him to the senior leadership team.”
Jon Smith added, “the group is a well-respected business in the construction industry, and the business is entering an important chapter in its history as it aims for growth in the coming years.
“There is a strong culture of wanting to be the best and ensuring our customers receive an outstanding and expert service. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues across the business to help us achieve our vision to be a market leader that puts our customers first.”