Published on November 7th, 2019 | by The GC Team0
D.A.D acquires East Kilbride-based MCD
Gloucestershire-based D.A.D has acquired MCD (Merchant City Distributors), which is to become a Trade Centre for retailers and contractors in Scotland and the North of England, and part of the Gillman’s Electrical Group (GEG).
A new team of directors has been put in place: David Towell as Managing Director, Steven MacAllister as Financial Director and Pauline Docherty as Operations Director. Neil Ward, D.A.D’s Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England will also take on the role of Branch Trade Manager.
Ward (pictured right) has over 33 years’ experience in the industry and was instrumental in setting up the initial relationship between D.A.D and MCD with regard to distribution in Scotland six years ago. “The move for me is a positive and exciting one,” he commented.
“This is an exciting acquisition for us after a long and successful relationship with MCD, who are based in East Kilbride, Glasgow,” said Adrian Gillman, Chairman of GEG.
“We will offer a Click & Collect service to trade customers in Scotland with a strong range of products that will always be in stock. Pricing will match that which we offer at D.A.D to ensure our customers remain competitive in the field.
“The new team brings a wealth of experience and an updated user-friendly website is currently under construction. Customers will also see an updated showroom shortly, including a new trade counter.”
Jackie Millen (right) has been appointed Regional Sales Manager at D.A.D, responsible for Northern Ireland, following Neil Ward’s change of role. Millen spent eight years with Panasonic in a similar position.