Leeds-based precision cooling specialist, Airedale, announced that Tony Cole is take to over as managing director on Clive Parkman's departure.
Tony Cole became Airedale's operations director in 2011 having started as a systems analyst with the firm in 1990. He takes up his new post immediately and stated:
“We have a dedicated, highly-skilled workforce, industry leading manufacturing capabilities, a fantastic culture and strong values that are second to none. I look forward to continuing our ambitious plans to grow the business and pioneer innovative, market-leading, British engineered thermal solutions for our customers.”
“Tony has a wealth of experience and has been credited for shaping our manufacturing processes in the UK and South Africa. His passion for our principles and values, as well as familiarity with our culture, vision and strong leadership make him the ideal person to lead the overall strategic development of our business.”
“I would like to extend my thanks to Clive for all of his contributions to the business over his years as Managing Director. In particular, he demonstrated tremendous leadership throughout the period following the devastating fire that destroyed Airedale’s Leeds operations. He has left us in a strong position and with a host of talented people with which to build the Airedale Group’s future.”