Peter Lidstone has been appointed director of blood manufacturing and logistics at NHS Blood and Transplant.
He will lead blood and blood component manufacturing in five centres across England and operate a 24/7 logistics fleet delivering routine and emergency blood products to hospitals. He will be responsible for 850 manufacturing and 350 logistics employees.
Lidstone has experience in manufacturing and logistics in the fine chemicals, food and coatings industries. He said, “Delivering excellent customer and consumer service is always a key goal for a supply chain and I am very excited about working in such a life-saving environment where delivery takes on a very different perspective”.