Net firm changes will drive future growth
W&J KNOX, the Scottish fish farm net manufacturer, has announced management changes, with two key appointments to the board from within the company’s existing team.
Managing director Jim Traynor, who has been with the Kil- birnie based business since 1979 and successfully led a management buyout from Cosalt plc in 2004, becomes chairman and is succeeded as managing director by Dave Hutchens, who joined the company in 2008.
Hutchens has worked in the industry since 1980 and has been taking an increasing role in the management of the business since the sale of the company’s fibres division in 2013.
Roger Dehany becomes deputy chairman and is succeeded by his assistant for many years, Finlay Oman, who becomes commercial director.
Jim Borrows remains in his role as parttime director, sharing responsibility for financial matters with David Sloan, company secretary.
Hutchens said: ‘I am looking forward to this exciting new challenge and will continue to develop our excellent relationship with the Scottish aquaculture sector.
‘I am taking the helm of a well stewarded, robust business and I am particularly pleased that I will be able to draw upon the experience and knowledge of Jim and Roger in their roles as chairman and deputy chairman.’
The management changes took effect from January 1, 2016.
‘I am taking the helm of a well stewarded, robust business’
Above: From left to right, Roger Dehany,Jim Traynor, Dave Hutchens and Finlay Oman