HTG Trading, which owns Hubbard Systems and Taylor UK, this morning announced major changes to its senior management structure.
Simon Aspin, currently commercial director of Hubbard (pictured left), will become managing director of HTG from January 1 2018. At the same time Taylor’s commercial director, Pete Gray, becomes managing director of Taylor.
Meanwhile Martin Wood (pictured right) will step down from his role as chief executive of HTG Trading to become non-executive chair of the company.
HTG’s subsidiaries look after many foodservice equipment brands and have built their business on high levels of customer service and support.
Hubbard Systems is the exclusive UK distributor of Scotsman icemakers and Comenda warewashers. Taylor UK is exclusive distributor for Taylor frozen drinks and dessert machines and clamshell grills, Frigomat ice cream equipment, and Prática combi ovens, as well as being the principal UK distributor of ISA refrigerated displays and Turbochef ovens.
“HTG’s succession planning in recent years has been focused on developing internal candidates for senior management positions,” stated Martin Wood. “We believe that the arrangements that are in place will allow the company to continue its successful growth path.”
Wood has been chief executive of HTG Trading for over 18 years, during which time the business has flourished – in the last five years alone sales have almost doubled.
His ongoing association with the company over the next few years will allow him to help with its continuing progression, the company said.
“Martin’s contribution to the company’s success has been immense,” commented Simon Aspin. “We are very grateful that we will continue to benefit from his business acumen.”