Travis Perkins restructures management team

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins Plc has rearranged its senior management team in the wake of its take-over of rival heating and plumbing merchant BSS.

Travis Perkins restructures management team

The new structure, reporting through group chief operating officer John Carter, will be effective from January 1, 2012. Norman Bell is promoted to a new role of group development director, after he successfully managed the BSS integration project alongside Carter.

The General Merchanting division will comprise the four regional Travis Perkins businesses, while Specialist Merchanting will include Keyline, CCF, Benchmarx and the company’s associate merchant, Rinus Roofing.

Joe Mescall and Arthur Davidson will continue as divisional chairmen of general merchanting and specialist merchanting, respectively. Howard Luft re-joins the Group to become managing director CCF.

The Plumbing & Heating segment will comprise City Plumbing Supplies and City Heating Spares, BSS Industrial, PTS and Direct Heating Spares. Paul Tallentire is appointed as divisional chairman of the Plumbing and Heating division. Ian Church has already been announced as the md of PTS.

Kieran Griffin, a former Keyline and Travis Perkins manager and regional director, has been promoted to managing director, Travis Perkins Midlands.

The Consumer segment will comprise Wickes, Tile Giant and the multi-channel business ToolStation. Simon King, who was most recently chief operations officer at Asda, will join the Group as managing director Wickes. Jeremy Bird is promoted to the new role of divisional chairman for the Consumer division.

The remaining ex-BSS Group businesses, Birchwood Price Tools and F&P Wholesale, will report through the company’s central Commercial and Supply Chain functions.

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