Horsham, West Sussex -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2011 -- Pentagon Plastics Ltd (http://www.pentagonplastics.co.uk), incorporating Small Batch Plastics, have for nearly 40 years been a leading manufacturer of Customer specific Plastic Injection Moulded products. The business is supported by its own full In-House Toolroom, delivering a flexible and comprehensive service into many industries.
The founder of both Small Batch Plastics Ltd and Pentagon Plastics Ltd, Jim Edwards, has been enjoying semi-retirement status for the past few years.
Jim has worked tirelessly to build the strong foundations of the business since first starting on his own in 1972 and his wealth of knowledge, tooling experience and commercial awareness is still invaluable to the business. Jim will not be embarking on full retirement just yet though so you will continue to find him in the office on a regular basis. (as well as in Spain and on the Golf Course)
However, as a business we feel it is important that it is controlled on a daily basis. It has therefore been agreed by the Directors to appoint Paul Edwards as the new Managing Director with immediate effect. Paul has become more and more involved in the overall running of the business since joining nearly 19 years ago to set up the Quality Management System. His role currently includes Sales, Marketing and overseeing the Financial aspects of the business so it is a natural progression.
Jim will take up the position of Chairman and Don Whitaker will continue in the crucial role of Production Director.
Directors comment: -
Paul, “I am really excited to be taking up the role and I hope all of the knowledge and experience I have gained from both Jim and Don will stand me in good stead. The future is looking very exciting for the business as we move forward with ideas for expansion whilst staying true to the ethos that the Company was built on.......”
Jim, “It has always been on the cards that Paul would be ready to manage the business in due time. Coupled with Donald's experience and support they are very suited to continue the good work and expand the business......“
Don, “Having known Paul for many years both socially and as a work colleague, I am confident that the abilities he brings to the role of MD will take our established company forward from strength to strength......“