TDG moves to single operating structure

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TDG, the third party logistics provider, is reorganising its operations into a single business led by chief executive Mike Brannigan (pictured).

Until now, TDG has been split into two operating divisions, chemicals and contract logistics. The company said the single operating structure would enable it to maintain focus on operational excellence and continue to provide high levels of service to customers.

Parent company LIT plc is also drafting in supply chain expertise with the addition of  Lawrence Christensen to its advisory board. Christensen, a European Chain Excellence Award winner, has held senior supply chain positions with both Sainsbury’s and Safeway.

Brannigan will be supported by Geoff Bicknell as interim finance director and Ian Pringle as HR director.

“In today’s challenging economic climate flexibility and the ability to respond quickly to market changes are key to sustained success and future growth. With a strong product portfolio and Mike Brannigan’s considerable operational experience, TDG is ideally placed to expand its European operations and move into new geographies,” it said.

Brannigan succeeded David Garman as chief executive of TDG last October after the company was bought out by Laxey Partners, one of its major shareholders. It is now the principal subsidiary of Laxey-owned LIT.

* A full interview with Mike Brannigan will appear in the April issue of Logistics Manager.

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