UK: HTG Trading, which owns Hubbard Systems and Taylor UK, has announced major changes to its senior management structure.
Simon Aspin, currently commercial director of Hubbard, will become managing director of HTG from January 1. At the same time, Taylor’s commercial director, Pete Gray, becomes managing director of Taylor. Martin Wood will step down from his role as chief executive of HTG Trading to become non-executive chair of the company.
Hubbard Systems is the exclusive UK distributor of Scotsman icemakers. Taylor UK is distributor for a range of kitchen equipment including ISA refrigerated displays, Taylor frozen drinks and dessert machines and Frigomat ice cream equipment.
“HTG’s succession planning in recent years has been focused on developing internal candidates for senior management positions,” says Martin Wood. “We believe that the arrangements that are in place will allow the company to continue its successful growth path.”
Wood has been CE of HTG Trading for over 18 years, during which time the business has flourished – in the last five years alone sales have risen by 86%.