Paragon appoints Martin Delamare to head up its logistics operation. He is now responsible for all of Paragon’s bulk, small truck and single vehicle movement operations.
Delamare joins the business as Group Logistics Director. He has over 20 years in global logistics and is a Chartered Fellow of Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Delamare has worked in sectors including automotive, technology and retail, most recently he held a senior role at Kuehne and Nagel, where he led a broad range of logistics operations in the retail sector.
The appointment of a Group Logistics Director follows the significant investment to expand capacity in both in its fleet and port operations across the UK. Paragon is developing sites to meet the additional storage requirements and operational capability required to process vehicles.
Commenting on the appointment Ian Carlisle, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon, said: “Martin is a key part of our plans to continue to grow our logistics operation. As we continue to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers, Paragon is taking a holistic view of the supply chain to take time out and add value. Martin is bringing new ways of thinking to the industry and is already piloting several initiatives to move vehicles more efficiently.
“Paragon is already introducing new technology to support all of our logistic operations, both to drive operational efficiency for our customers but also meet increasingly complex legislation.”
Delamare is tasked with evolving the integrated approach to logistics across the company, which handles over one million vehicles a year.
Commenting on his move, Delamare said: “I join Paragon at an exciting time in its development. The UK leads the global logistics industry and we have the opportunity to bring a lot of retail best practice into the automotive sector.”