Exertis Supplies announces new MD

Exertis has announced the promotion of Andrew Beaumont, operations director at Exertis Supplies to the role of managing director effective 1 April 2019, reporting to Paul Bryan, Exertis UK & I MD. He succeeds Raj Advani, who has relocated to Europe, but will remain with the business as commercial director.

Bryan said: “Andrew has been part of our succession planning process and is the natural choice to continue the great work that Raj and his team have delivered since we acquired Advent Data. Raj has led our successful supplies business for the past eight years, ensuring its continued growth and reputation as a leading distributor in this specialist market.

“I am delighted that he is staying on in a new role that will provide continuity in the relationships that he has developed with vendors and customers as well as offering support for his successor. Equally, it is great that we have someone who knows the business so well as Andrew to succeed Raj. He has many years’ experience in the supplies market, and I have every confidence in his ability and desire to drive the business forward in the future.”

Andrew joined Advent Data in 1998, spending over 13 years as financial controller before joining the Myers Group in 2014 as their head of finance. He returned to Exertis Supplies as operations director in 2017.

“I am looking forward to leading the business, which is full of talented people and ensuring that we continue to support and delight our customers and vendors. It’s an exciting time to be at Exertis and I am committed to ensuring that the supplies division continues to be a key, specialist area within the group’s activities,” said Beaumont.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to Raj for his remarkable leadership of supplies over the last 28 years and look forward to working closely with him as he continues to develop the vendor relationships that are key to our on-going success.”

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