In a top-level Main Board appointment at Marshall Fleet Solutions, industry heavyweight Les Gillies has joined the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle service business as Operations Director, to head up the company’s national operations team covering transport refrigeration, tail lift and fleet management services.

Les Gillies, Operations Director, Marshall Fleet Solutions

Les Gillies joins the main board at Marshall Fleet Solutions, working alongside Sales Director Michael Kane and MFS’s Managing Director Mark Howell.

Announcing details of this key appointment at MFS, Mark Howell said, “Today’s commercial vehicle industry is more competitive than ever, and it is vital that our business focus is firmly fixed on providing our customers with the best possible service at all times. By appointing such an experienced person as Les Gillies to this role, MFS will undoubtably benefit from his 30 years’ experience within chilled and frozen food distribution as he will certainly bring a fresh pair of customer orientated eyes to our business.”

“MFS is going through a period of change based on implementing forward thinking new technological products and by having Les at the head of our operations team we will be in an excellent position to manage the expectations of our customers going forward,” added Mark Howell.

Les Gillies joins MFS with a pedigree of operational experience including senior roles at large-scale, multi-sited Blue-Chip companies operating in the time-sensitive, temperature-controlled logistics arena, including Moy Park, Tulip, Grampian, 2 Sisters and Gist.