PHS Group has tapped Gordon Philip to take over the leadership of crate rental specialist, PHS Teacrate, following the departure of Managing Director, David Wicks.
During his 11 years service with the PHS Group, David Wicks’ contribution has been immense. For the last 8 years he has led PHS Teacrate and from 2008 has also overseen the rapid growth of PHS Records Management. He has been responsible for the development and growth of PHS Teacrate by, amongst other successes, building up a substantial presence in the food industry, enhanced recently with the acquisition of manufacturing tooling from Rehrig Pacific UK Ltd. David is leaving the PHS Group to pursue other professional and personal interests.
Having been associated with the business for over 20 years, with the last 2 years as Commercial Director, Gordon has overseen many significant phases of PHS Teacrate’s growth including the development of several innovations such as Cratelink (Teacrate’s online crate management system), the diversification into the supply of packaging materials, the development of e-commerce offerings to both its customer base and the general public and more recently the placing of customer service at the core of Teacrate’s strategy.
Previous to his role as Commercial Director, Gordon headed up PHS Teacrate’s Procurement and IT functions. Initially, Gordon’s first involvement with PHS Teacrate was, whilst he was running an IT company, to write a computer system to replace the one that the company had previously been using.
Gordon says is looking “To achieve continued growth in this difficult economic climate by maintaining Teacrate’s unrivalled service delivery and to be the best in class in terms of customer service and support. I want to see Teacrate’s contribution making a real difference to our customers’ operations – making them stronger and more successful.”