North Yorkshire Timber (NYT) has appointed two new directors, with more than 50 years’ experience in the industry between them, to develop its growing number of branches across the region.
Rob Timmens will be responsible for the branches in the south of the region, covering seven branches from Ripon to Wingate, whilst Vic Bellas will look after the branches in the north of the region, including Sunderland, North Shields and South Shields.
Mr Timmens has more than 25 years’ experience in the timber industry joining NYT from Jewson as a branch manager in 2005. More recently he has responsibility for overseeing five branches.
Mr Bellas was a general manager at Joseph Thompson Timber in Sunderland when the company was taken over by NYT in 2000 and the promotion to director follows his success in managing rapid growth at the branch, doubling turnover in seven years.
NYT’s managing director Peter Kershaw said: “We’re very pleased to appoint Rob and Vic as our new Directors – Branch Development. Their promotions are in recognition of their great success in developing branches as managers and their wealth of product knowledge gained from broad experience.
“The creation of two new director posts is part of our desire and need to strengthen the management team at NYT as our business continues to grow.”