Cromwell, a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, has announced the appointment of Neil Jowsey as managing director.
Jowsey, who will step into the role at the Leicester-based firm on September 7, has deep experience driving profitable growth at both business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies.
Most recently, he was joint managing director and chief executive of Arco, a position he was appointed to in 2013. During his 11-year tenure at this leading provider of B2B safety and workwear supplies, Jowsey helped grow profitable sales, attain high customer satisfaction and team member engagement, and improve digital and supply chain capabilities.
Fred Costello, senior vice president and president, Grainger International, said: “Neil brings a depth of industry knowledge and a strong combination of strategic planning and execution.
“With his passion for meeting customer needs and his operational experience, I have confidence he will help Cromwell build on its leadership position in the marketplace.”
“I am delighted to join a winning team that has served customers with excellence for almost 50years. Cromwell has a strong brand and is evolving to grow its MRO leadership in the marketplace by adapting to changing customer needs. I look forward to working with Fred andthe Cromwell team to take the strategy forward.
“I am equally excited to be part of the larger Grainger team. The company’s purpose, to help professionals keep their operations running and their people safe, and its focus on customer service, is truly inspiring.”