Stone Group has appointed Andy Bennett (pictured) as its new group sales and commercial director as it looks to growth.
Bennett's role will be to lead all sales and commercial functions of the business – which has more than 5,000 active customers – and help build the firm's talent pool. He has previously worked in similar roles at firms such as 2e2, Siemens, 3M and BT, with his last role being managing director of Revenue Assurance Consulting – an energy sector analytics specialist.
Simon Harbridge, chief executive of Stone, said: "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Andy to Stone Group. He brings with him a wealth of experience in business growth and leadership that will make him an asset to the business and a key member of the board.
"During these past nine months as CEO, I have set a clear strategy for continuing to advance our core hardware business as well as developing our service offerings. Andy's appointment at this senior level is essential to assist me in driving through and delivering on that strategy."
Bennett said in a statement: “I am excited to join Stone Group at such an important and pivotal time in the group’s development. A key focus for me will be developing a broader capability in response to client demands, including enhancement of the Stone Professional Services Division. I also want to cement the company’s position as IT life cycle management services experts by doubling the capacity of the business’ internal repair centre and the recycling and refurbishment business. At the same time, I will be ensuring continued growth and investment in the company’s core hardware business.”
He added: “I have always placed clients at the centre of all I do. With Stone’s Professional Services Division I look forward to ensuring we provide the kind of high-quality solutions and services our clients can expect of a business with 22 years’ experience in its field.”
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