CJ Lang & Son has appointed Steve Irons as wholesale & new channels director. He joins the SPAR Scotland wholesaler and retailer from Best Food Logistics – a division of Booker – where he was wholesale controller.
In total, Irons (pictured) has over 26 years of experience in the wholesale, foodservice, convenience and FMCG sectors. He actually started his career with CJ Lang and spent 16 years with the company in different roles, including general manager of the Dundee branch and foodservice controller. He joined Batleys in 2011 as contracts manager and stayed with the business when it was acquired by Bestway. He then moved to Booker in 2016, working as national accounts controller for more than four years.
In his new role at CJ Lang, Irons takes on responsibility for leading the development and growth of the company’s presence in the wholesale and foodservice markets.
Colin McLean, CEO of CJ Lang, commented: “I am delighted Steve has joined us to help us deliver our vision of becoming Scotland’s leading food and foodservice wholesale and retail provider. Steve will help us to take the business to the next level with the skills and experience needed to focus on new wholesale business opportunities.
“CJ Lang is driven by an ambition to be one of Scotland’s most exciting and dynamic food and foodservice companies. As we undergo our major business transformation, Steve’s appointment is another example of us investing for our future success.”
Irons added: “I am really looking forward to working with CJ Lang again. There is a huge amount of passion and professionalism in the team, and I did not hesitate when the chance came up to take the role. It is a really exciting time for the company as we embark on the next stage in the development of the business, which will be looking at new opportunities for growth and innovation.”
Tel: CJ Lang (01382) 512100
Published Date: June 18, 2021