Arbor Forest Products appoints new directors

Arbor Forest Products appoints new directors

Arbor Forest Products has appointed Jason Ostler as Managing Director and Phil Yell as Operations Director following changes to its board structure.

Jason moves from his previous position of Commercial Director and the promotion comes after 25 successful years at the company. Having joined the firm’s sales department in 1991, Jason progressed through the company ranks, occupying positions including Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Sales Director.

Phil, who joined the company in May 2015 as Operations Manager having previously worked at Safetykleen UK Ltd and Peak Pipe Systems Ltd, has also been appointed to the board as Operations Director. Having been with the company for over a year and already made a significant contribution to the business, Phil is currently managing the implementation of Arbor Forest Products’ new MDF line, which represents a £2.8 million investment for the firm and is described as a “significant step for industry overall”.

Andrew Howarth, who currently holds both Executive Chairman and Managing Director positions, will continue as Executive Chairman.

Jason said: “I am thrilled to be taking over as Managing Director of a company that has been the focus of my work for a quarter of a century. The last five years has been an extremely exciting time, and I am confident we can continue the fantastic progress that we’ve been making across the UK. Our staff, our product range, and our expertise have never been stronger, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work as Managing Director of such a prestigious firm that has such huge potential.”

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