Gelert, buoyed by an estimated 25 to 30% growth in 2009, has made a series of changes to its personnel. The company also recently opened its new distribution centre in Widnes, Cheshire, to support its head office in Porthmadog, North Wales. The personnel changes are to maintain the growth the brand is enjoying to 2010 and beyond.
Andrew Rogers has joined the company from Blacks, as Buying and Merchandising Director, Janis Astbury has signed up as Garment Technologist, Jean Shanks arrives as Customer Services Manager, and Glyn Jones takes the challenge of Field Sales Manager (Hardware and Cycle divisions). James Wallis, an 18-yea veteran with Gelert, moves across from his role as Hardware Field Sales Manager to the marketing team, where he now occupies the position of Trade Marketing Manager.