Mark is first in role as manufacturer pursues growth plans


08 August 2023
New non-executive director appointed by Haith Group.

MANUFACTURER of vegetable and materials handling equipment, Haith Group, has appointed Mark Lloyd as its first-ever non-executive director.

He joins the company's senior management team, led by managing director Duane Hill. Duane said: "The Haith family, myself and our current senior management team have developed a strategic plan for the short, medium and long term. As part of the planning process, we identified the need to seek the knowledge and guidance of people with different experiences, insights and perspectives.

"Mark fits the bill perfectly. He has enjoyed a long and successful career and has a strong track record of delivering business growth and increased efficiency wherever he has worked. He has a wealth of experience, having worked across production operations for several manufacturing businesses and has established and developed his own successful business."

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Mark's career began in the 1980s when he joined Pegler Ltd, a manufacturer of industrial valves, radiator valves and compression fittings based some six miles from Haith's Armthorpe site. He spent the next three decades in director roles for several furniture manufacturers, Dunlop Slazenger and, most recently, kitchen manufacturer Omega PLC. As well as helping increase the efficiency of existing businesses, in 1999, Mr Lloyd also started his own venture.

He said: "The plan Duane and his team have developed is exciting, and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead as we seek to move Haith to the next level both here in the UK and overseas."

Haith’s range of vegetable handling machines includes grading, washing, bulk handling, weighing, pre-pack systems and water treatment solutions for food producers, packing companies and growers.

Mark is pictured (on right) with Duane.

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