Proctor will be based at the firm’s head office at Dalton Airfield, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. The operations director has spent over twenty years in the automotive and consumer goods industry and has experience in manufacturing, planning, warehousing, distribution and procurement.
The operations director previously worked at Molson Coors’ UK and Ireland operations, while also leading a world class supply chain initiative across Europe.
Most of Proctor’s career has been spent in the UK, but he has also had the opportunity to work in the USA, China and Central/Eastern Europe. Proctor holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology and an MBA from London Business School.
Proctor said: “I am extremely excited to be joining an exceptional team at Inspired Pet Nutrition. I have been particularly impressed with the company’s track record, its ambition and its focus on producing great quality pet food.”
Richard Page, managing director of IPN, added: “David brings a wealth of manufacturing experience to our business at a critical time. With the road map for our change programme now delivering some early gains, David is the perfect candidate to help us take production to the next level, with the aim to make us world class within the next few years.”