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Douglas Laing names new operations director

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ninth June, 2021 by Alice Brooker

Unbiased Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing & Co has appointed Alan Wright to the newly created function of operations director.


Alan Wright (pictured left) will lead Douglas Laing’s rising operations workforce

Wright has been named the operations director on Glasgow-based Douglas Laing’s board of administrators, and can direct the agency’s rising operations workforce.

Wright has 30 years of expertise within the international wine and spirits trade, having beforehand labored with Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Bacardi and Distell.

He’s anticipated to carry a ‘wealth’ of change experience in operations, strategic and transformational change experience, in areas from manufacturing to procurement. With a concentrate on delivering value, high quality and repair, Wright will try to ‘frequently surpass’ buyer expectations.

Chris Leggat, Douglas Laing’s managing director, stated: “I’m delighted to safe the experience and expertise of trade stalwart, Alan Wright.

“Alan will add an additional dimension and perspective to our board with the abilities and data he brings to the desk on this newly created function.”

This 12 months, funding has began on Douglas Laing & Co’s ‘Campus’ web site, which incorporates warehousing, three bottling strains, the Clutha distillery and a brand new head workplace.

Wright stated: “This an thrilling time to be becoming a member of Douglas Laing. The undertaking led by Chris Leggat and Cara Laing is an actual step change for the enterprise and can take Douglas Laing to new heights while we keep high quality, worth and a first-class customer support expertise – I stay up for getting caught in and delivering.”

Final 12 months, the agency added a 26-year-old Macallan Scotch whisky to its XOP The Black Collection.

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