John Findlay has announced that he will retire from Decco at the end of March, although he will continue as a consultant thereafter looking at acquisition opportunities for the construction and industrial supplies division.
Findlay has been a senior manager at Decco, the DIY and garden wholesaler, for the last 20 years. For the last 10 he has been chief operating officer.
He is to be succeeded by Charlie Lacey, who has been appointed chief operating officer designate and will be returning to the business at the beginning of October to start taking over the role.
For the past 3 years Lacey has been working as sales & marketing director for a sister business within the Newbury Investments group, Norbain Security.
Lacey has a strong history with Decco having joined as a graduate trainee in 1991.
John Findlay said, ‘Everyone knows that I have a strong attachment to Decco and while I will be sorry to leave the business I am particularly pleased that Charlie will be taking over from me’.