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NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR LEADING FIRM


A leading hot dip


galvanizing company in the UK has just announced the


appointment of a new Managing Director to lead the organisation.


Chris Woolridge has taken up the role for Wedge Group Galvanizing after over 11 years with the firm, in a move which sees the current Chairman/CEO Jeremy Woolridge step into the position of Executive Chairman.


Promoted from his position as Director where he was responsible for four of the company’s sites, Chris has worked in a variety of roles across the company since graduating in 2002, including Sales, Operations and Group Functions. Chris also achieved an MBA from Birmingham University in 2008.


“It is a real privilege to take on the Managing Director role and have the opportunity to take the company forward. I’m very lucky to have a strong, well-established board as well as the continued guidance and support of my father, Jeremy Woolridge our Executive Chairman. I see myself as a steward of the company, maintaining Wedge’s proud history as a privately-owned, family firm and supporting its ongoing growth and its values” he explained.


“I’m very much looking forward to continuing our strategy of continued investment here in the


UK to further strengthen our position and increase our market share. With 14 sites strategically located across the length and breadth of the country, we are certainly well placed to capitalise on the recent improvement in the UK economy.” he concluded.


“Chris has worked extremely hard over the last decade to understand our business from the roots up” explained Jeremy Woolridge, “and the time is now right for him to step into the top role and take the company into 2014 and beyond. Like many other firms across the world, the last few years have seen tough trading conditions, but we’ve successfully maintained our planned growth and investment strategies and so we have never been better placed to further expand our market position.”


“As well as a great respect for the foundations of the Wedge Group in particular, Chris has his own ideas for growth and expansion, and I am very much looking forward to supporting him as he takes the company forward” he concluded.


For further information, please contact Wedge Group Galvanizing: Telephone: 01902 630311 www.wedge-galv.co.uk


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