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New regional director appointed

17th March 2015

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of Derek Edwards as South East Regional Director (Recycling and Resources Division) who will be based at the company’s Materials Recycling Facility in Crayford, Kent.

Derek EdwardsThis appointment reflects the company’s ambitious growth strategy of building on its current £1.5billion investment programme in recycling and energy recovery infrastructure and support services, to serve local authority and business customers across the UK.

Derek joins Viridor from Automotive Distributors Ltd, a leading sales and logistics company supplying component parts to some of the leading component distributors in the UK and Europe, where he held various senior positions including his last appointment as Regional Logistics Director since 2009. He has a strong track record in staff leadership and management as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience in customer relationship management, quality control systems and in the trading of goods and materials both in the UK and abroad.

Graham Warren, Viridor’s Regional Managing Director for Southern England, welcomed Derek into the business. He said: “Derek brings with him extensive commercial and people leadership knowledge and skills which will contribute towards our long-term growth ambitions for our recycling, collection, fuel supply and contract management operations in the south east of England.

“We already provide first class recycling and recovery services to public and private sector customers in London and the South East. Our plans to grow our market share include optimising current assets as well as further investing in ‘next generation’ technology, fleet and infrastructure. Derek’s experience and expertise paired with fresh thinking and knowledge of other markets and sectors are uniquely placed to realise our plans.”

Commenting on his appointment Derek Edwards said: “It’s great to join Viridor at a time when the sector is significantly evolving. It is clear that with the challenging conditions in the secondary markets and the need for new economic paradigms, all businesses in the sector need to be ever more quality-driven and customer focused. Viridor has been preparing for some time to be ready for continued, long-term growth and I’m up and ready to make the business plans happen through my contribution to our south east operations.”

Derek Edwards’ appointment completes Viridor’s senior management team for its Recycling and Resources Division.

For further information please contact:

pressoffice@pennon-group.co.uk