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Leo Martin joins the Unimer board

Builders merchant co-operative and leading clearing house United Merchants plc has appointed Leo Martin of the Grafton Group plc, to the Board.

Leo Martin joins the Unimer board

The new appointment, which took effect on November 1, follows the resignation of John O’Carroll-Bailey (also from the Grafton Group)due to ill-health after almost 10 years of service to the company.

Martin is chief operating officer and executive director of Grafton Group plc. He was appointed to the Board in January 2005 following the acquisition of Heiton Group plc and in September 2006, he was appointed chief operating officer with responsibility for the Merchanting segment.

Unimer managing director Howard Grant says: ‘We are very sad that John O’Carroll-Bailey has had to stand down after almost 10 years on the Unimer Board. He has made an extremely valuable contribution to the company over the years, and he will be missed by both Director’s and staff at Unimer. We wish him a speedy recovery from his current illnesses.

“We are delighted that Leo will join the Unimer Board. With his vast experience of the construction products and merchant industry, we are sure that he will contribute to the future of Unimer.”

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