Responsible family business and specialist UK and Ireland multi temperature supply chain operator Oakland International has appointed Shaun Devey as its Group IT Director, a new boardroom role focused on enhancing information technology across group operations.
Previously the winner of the Motor Transport Best Use of Technology Award, Devey has a strong strategic and operational business focus which will support Oakland’s aim of delivering technology innovation and change, improved operational performance and delivering value-added customer services. Bringing with him over 25 years of experience providing industry leading and award-winning technology within the services, retail and logistics sectors, Devey has held senior positions within a variety of organisations including Interserve PLC, Phones4u, ArrowXL and most recently the iForce Group.
Commenting he said: “Oakland International has a very exciting couple of years ahead as we mature the customer proposition, develop stronger strategic partnerships and transform the Group’s technology platforms. These developments are exciting and will significantly add to the bottom line, however I am also looking forward to being part of a business which really cares for its people and the social impact of the service we provide.
“Technology can support transformed value to our business, with leading business partners such as Oakland International being easy to integrate with and offering industry leading management information which helps inform business decisions and supports a seamless journey for our shared customers.”
A multi-award winner, Oakland International is a BRC accredited (for storage and distribution) business and a multi temperature distribution specialist providing contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets.
Oakland International Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Dean Attwell said: “I am delighted to welcome Shaun to the team. His extensive knowledge and exceptional technology sector experience will be a key asset as we focus on all aspects of strategic IT transformation across the Oakland Group.”
Having worked in and around the Redditch area for the last six years, Shaun commenting on his appointment added: “I am passionate about delivering industry leading technology, developing my team’s careers and skills, and I am very appreciative of the warm welcome I’ve received from the whole Oakland team.”