Simon Aspin to be Managing Director of HTG
HTG Trading, which owns Hubbard Systems and Taylor UK, has announced major changes to its senior management structure. Simon Aspin, currently commercial director of Hubbard, will become Managing Director of HTG from January 1st 2018. At the same time Taylor’s commercial director, Pete Gray, becomes managing director of Taylor. Meanwhile, Martin Wood will step down from his role as chief executive of HTG Trading to become non-executive chair of the company.
HTG’s subsidiaries look after many of the UK’s leading foodservice equipment brands and are known for the quality of their customer service and support. Hubbard Systems is the exclusive UK distributor of Scotsman icemakers and Comenda ware washers. Taylor UK is exclusive distributor for Taylor frozen drinks and dessert machines and clamshell grills, Frigomat ice cream equipment, and Prática combi ovens, as well as being the principal UK distributor of ISA refrigerated displays and Turbochef ovens.
“HTG’s succession planning in recent years has been focused on developing internal candidates for senior management positions,” says Martin Wood. “We believe that the arrangements that are in place will allow the company to continue its successful growth path.”
Wood has been CE of HTG Trading for over 18 years, during which time the business has flourished – in the last five years alone sales have risen by 86%. His ongoing association with the company over the next few years will allow him to help with its continuing progression.
“Martin’s contribution to the company’s success has been immense,” says Simon Aspin. “We are very grateful that we will continue to benefit from his business acumen.”