Mark Portman joined Gardman just before Glee as group sales director. He, and a soon to be recruited marketing director, are part of the upscaling of the management team promised recently by Peter Utting.
Mark Portman joins Gardman from 5 years at Henkel, where he had a succession of roles from head of sales UK to general manager UK, Ireland and the Nordics. Before that he spent 5 years at Premier Foods.
He says, “I join Gardman at an exciting time with stable financial management and a new Leadership team being put in place, lead by Peter Utting.
“From a sales perspective we will be working with our customers on strategic engagement to drive their Category performance, work to increase the distribution of Gardman products and ensure we have successful launches of all our innovation.”