Senior leadership appointment at UK container specialist

Allied Glass has announced some key developments to its senior management team, including the appointment of Richard Summers as Chief Operating Officer. An influential part of the business since 1988, Mr Summers progresses from the role of Operations Director, a position he has held since 2002. He has been part of the senior team at Allied for over 20 years.

Three board level appointments have also been confirmed, as Allied develops its senior leadership team, with the announcement of board members for manufacturing, organisational development and quality.

Robin Stanfield will oversee the company’s two factories as Manufacturing Director. Having joined Allied in 1999, Mr Stanfield has been Factory Manager at Allied Leeds since 2015 and brings a strong understanding and considerable industry experience to the board.

Sara Tucker has been appointed to the newly created role of Organisational Development Director. With operational human resources experience, Ms Tucker will be responsible for HR and business strategy development.

In addition, Martin Jones becomes the company’s first Quality Director. He has over three decades of relevant glass container experience in design and quality assurance and brings considerable industry knowledge to the organisation.

To support these board appointments, Luke Baresh has taken on the role of Factory Manager for the Leeds site, Josie Woodward has been promoted to Human Resources Manager and Jason Hunton is the new Production Manager for Allied’s Knottingley site.


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