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New European Managing Director takes the wheel at Pall-Ex

New European Managing Director takes the wheel at Pall-Ex

Pall-Ex has taken another step into its new age as a European Managing Director for its International operation is appointed.

The appointment sees Mark Steel take on the newly created role, that will be a key position for the continued growth of the number one network for quality across mainland Europe.

The Pall-Ex network provides services across the whole of Europe, with national partners in eight nations including Italy, Poland, Bulgaria and France.

Having had previous roles in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and elsewhere in the logistics industry, Mark joined Pall-Ex as Head of Sales and Marketing in 2016. Since then, he has progressed to Director level and supported the business with an abundance of corporate volume.

A number of new staff appointments have been made in recent months, thanks to Pall-Ex in the UK becoming the first pallet network to be owned by a combination of both members and the senior management team in November 2019.

Non-Executive Chairman, Martin Rantle joined the business in January, with UK Managing Director, Barry Byers starting in on March 1st.

Mark Steel comments: “I am looking forward to taking on the challenge as our network grows throughout Europe in what is an exciting time for Pall-Ex as a whole.

"I am looking forward to taking on the challenge as our network grows throughout Europe in what is an exciting time for Pall-Ex as a whole."
Mark Steel - European Managing Director

“As we have grown, we have developed successful Pall-Ex partners in various European nations who we work closely with to maintain the strength of the Pall-Ex brand.

“Our constant investment in technology is helping to future-proof our network for our customers and our members on an international scale which helps us to prepare for the development of new European opportunities.

Group CEO at Pall-Ex Group, Kevin Buchanan comments: “Mark has been an integral part of our team since he joined and has been responsible for developing our corporate customer base as well as cultivating new and existing relationships with a range of high-profile clients.

“His wealth of industry experience, knowledge and desire to succeed makes him the ideal choice to lead Pall-Ex’s international growth in Europe in the coming years.

Our proven track record of establishing successful partnerships in key European locations enables us to drive forward with confidence as we seek to instil our quality service offering in more countries throughout Europe.”

The new European Managing Director is no stranger to leading from the front as he races in one of the UK’s premier motorsport series, The Volkswagen Racing Cup, in his spare time.