Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

New chief for multi-channel specialist

Brian Gaunt is to take over as chief executive of iForce, the multi-channel logistics specialist, from Mark Hewitt later this month.

Hewitt has decided to leave the company after eight years in the role. IForce chairman Bill Ziegler said: “Mark believes he has done what he came to do and so feels the time is right to move on and consider other professional challenges. I would like to thank Mark, on behalf of the board, our colleagues and our customers, for his commitment, energy and achievements over the past eight years and wish him well for the future.”

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Gaunt has been a non-executive director of iForce since 2011 and is currently head of supply chain and logistics at Dublin-based Dunnes Stores.

He has held senior supply chain positions with a number of organisations including Asda, Christian Salvesen and Home Delivery Network.

iForce has some 650 staff and over 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space in seven UK locations serving the UK and Continental Europe.

Clients today include: Cath Kidston, Fortnum and Mason, John Lewis, VTech, Waitrose Wine and Sainsbury’s for multi-channel and e-fulfilment, Tesco, Screwfix and House of Fraser for Reverse Logistics and Greene King for ‘Point of Sale’ replenishment.