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Marshalls names Dean new managing director

Ian Dean has become managing director for Landscape and Building Products at Marshalls, having worked for the business since August 2020, when he joined to manage several specific business divisions. His leadership of the divisions of Civils and Drainage, Bricks and Masonry, Mortars and Screeds, Aggregates, and Landscape Protection will be extended to include the core Marshalls Landscape businesses.

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Dean takes over the reins of the landscape business from Pete Hallitt, former Group Trading Director, who will retire at the end of 2022. Hallitt has been with Marshalls for over 17 years; he will manage a number of strategic projects until he retires.

Martyn Coffey, CEO of Marshalls, said: “Ian has become a significant asset for Marshalls since joining us just under two years ago, and I’m pleased to see him move into this role. We’re investing in our growth, innovation and customer experience, and Ian plays an integral part in this.

“Pete has been a very strong part of my leadership team and a crucial part of Marshalls for a very long time; whilst he is still with us until the end of the year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for his commitment and hard work over the years.”

Before joining Marshalls, Dean was managing director of Knauf, where he worked for 19 years and progressed from roles in sales and marketing. He said: “I’m delighted to be taking up this position in a business that has such a strong brand and, most importantly, such great people. It’s an exciting time for Marshalls with the launch of our Shine customer centricity programme and the opening of our innovative dual block plant later in the year, which will product new ranges of landscaping products.”

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