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Raymond Brown appoint new CEO

Don Coates

Don Coates appointed as the group’s new chief executive officer as part of company’s future growth strategy

RAYMOND Brown have announced the appointment of Don Coates as the Group’s new chief executive officer. The appointment is a key part of the company’s future growth strategy, which will see Mr Coates steering the business through its growth and expansion plans.

Commenting on his new position, Mr Coates said: ‘Raymond Brown is a well-respected business and I am excited to be joining at a key time in the Group’s development when there are many great prospects.

‘I will ensure that we remain committed to our employees, customers, local communities, health and safety, and improving the environment, which underpin our core values. I look forward to supporting the senior team in leading the group through this next phase.’

Mr Coates (pictured) has 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, working across a variety of sectors, and has led several businesses as CEO in both private and public company environments, including 17 years with DS Smith plc, where his responsibilities included running the UK’s largest waste-paper recycler.

He will be working closely with Raymond Brown’s chief operating officer, Steve Clasby, chief financial officer, Wayne Roberts, and the management team.

Mr Clasby commented: ‘On behalf of the Raymond Brown team, I would like to welcome Don, who we are thrilled to have on board. I very much look forward to working with him to make the most of the opportunities ahead as we continue our success into the future.’

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