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Two new appointments at PML

PML, the global provider of logistics and supply chain solutions, have appointed a new Finance Director, Philip Booth and new Sales Manager Karl Gerding.

Booth joins PML at an exciting moment for the air, sea, and road logistics company, leading a team of six. Booth offers 30+ years of strong experience in the financial control environment garnered from working inside several SME firms.

An FCMA licenced accountant with an MBA, Booth has previously helped various SMEs in the service delivery and retail sectors, as well as the specialised financial demands connected with operating a firm supplying warehouse / distribution activities.

Booth says of his new post, "I have a proven track record of working with SME specialists (£2m-£50m turnover), which fits well with PML's positioning, and I was drawn to the company's renowned reputation for forward thinking and innovation." I will be collaborating closely with managing director Mike Parr, introducing new ideas to the firm and improving the financial structure, which I feel will generate significant benefits."

Booth will be located at PML's Heathrow headquarters, although he will oversee all PML activities, including those in Lympne (Kent), Spalding (Lincs), Portsmouth (Hants), and PML Africa.

Karl Gerding, PML's new Sales Manager, has also been appointed.

Gerding joined the company in March 2023, bringing with him a stellar track record in logistics and firsthand knowledge of the perishable foods sector's unique needs. Previously, he worked with Hellmann Worldwide for four years, GEODIS for almost three years, and UTi Worldwide for seven years.

Gerding's role at PML will require him to use his considerable expertise of supply chain logistics via air, road, and sea to help the company's portfolio of customers, all of whom need a highly professional, efficient, and smooth movement of temperature sensitive items.

Gerding had worked in logistics for over 20 years and was already acquainted with PML, which is generally regarded as the leading player in the transfer of perishable commodities.

"I've long admired PML's innovative approach to business and was drawn to the company's solid reputation and independent status," Gerding said of his hiring. As a company that owns its own trucks and facilities, including the impressive new transport and logistics hub in Kent, PML is well positioned to continue its meteoric growth in the perishable goods sector, and I look forward to playing an active role in the company's future success."

Gerding will be headquartered at PML's Heathrow headquarters and will be in charge of three business development managers directly.


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