Oakland International appoints non executive director as it seeks new market opportunities

Oakland International Dale Fiddy

Redditch-based Supply chain specialist Oakland International has appointed Dale Fiddy as its first Non-Exec Director, with a focus on commercial propositions and market opportunities.

Holding senior roles with a number of blue-chip organisations over his 20-year plus supply chain, logistics and chilled food sector career, Dale’s track record for developing commercial strategies, most recently at Fowler Welch, will see him support Oakland’s Main Board of Directors, centring his expertise on growing the Oakland business value proposition, and stimulating both interest and opportunities for new organic business growth.

Shaun Foley Oakland International Managing Director said: “Dale brings significant insight into the UK logistics market and will play a key role in supporting our continuous growth and expanding business offering.”

A specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and a brand development support provider for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain, Oakland International is working towards becoming the first carbon-neutral business within its sector and is a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development.

Dale said: “Oakland is an incredibly innovative multi-temperature food logistics specialist that has an established record for successfully winning and delivering complex logistics solutions for its wide-ranging Customer base.

“Successful leadership teams need a healthy mix of talent, ability and expertise, to develop intelligent strategies that underpin profitable sustainable growth. My appointment adds strength to the considerable experience and skills already assembled around the Oakland Board table, accelerating the process, and building on the significant achievements of the business to date.”