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Published on October 30th, 2018 | by The GC Team


New appointments at CIH

Buying group CIH has announced a number of new appointments including that of Andrew Thomas (top left), Managing Director of A.F Thomas & Sons LTD, as Deputy Chairman. He succeeds Steve Scogings, who was recently elected CIH Chairman.

Thomas has been a CIH Director for a number of years, overseeing the CITER (Wales & West) Ltd. regional group. 

Other structural changes at CIH involve the buying team: Tracey Harris (bottom left), who has 11 years’ experience with the team, has been appointed to the role of Head of Purchasing. She will be responsible for overseeing the strategy of the buying department.

Ryan Atkinson (top right) joins the buying team with responsibility for brown goods. He brings over 15 years’ experience to the role and has held positions with Samsung Electronics, BSH, Vax Ltd and, more recently, LG Electronics.

Matthew Doyle (bottom right), who previously spent five years with CIH and the buying team, returns to the company to take responsibility for white goods. He brings to the role further industry experience and sales knowledge gained from over two years with Best Buy Europe and 18 months with Hisense UK.  

CIH Chief Executive Officer Stuart Cook commented: “We are pleased to announce a number changes to the structure at CIH that further strengthens our offering to our members and suppliers.

“The new buying team will be working hard to solidify strong ranges and exclusive offers, while Andrew will continue to report to the board of directors and help to develop the company strategy.”

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