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Gavin Stacey takes the lead as Managing Director for Acorn Industrial Services Ltd

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, part of Axel Johnson International’s business group Power Transmission Solutions, has appointed Gavin Stacey, currently Sales Director, to take over the position as Managing Director of Acorn Industrial Services Ltd from January 1st 2022. This follows from existing Managing Director, Martin Povey, who will remain as Managing Director of Acorn Group, including Acorn Industrial Services Ltd, Gerald Summers, Town & County Engineering Services, Bearing Station and RW Bearings.

On his appointment, Gavin commented: "I am very excited with my new appointment as MD, I look forward to leading the business and shaping it's very promising future.”

Gavin has over 26 years' service with Acorn and has served in a variety of roles, the last 3 years as Sales Director. His track record, industry experience and leadership will be invaluable in guiding the company forward. The move to promote Gavin into this role follows the company strategy of promoting from within the business wherever possible and practical.

Managing Director, Martin Povey added: “The company has seen many big changes in the last 26 years and with our long serving and knowledgeable team, we are perfectly positioned to see many more. Gavin is the ideal person to continue leading us forward, and I wish him every success.”

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd provides full-service supply solutions on engineering components to an international customer base. Their impressive stockholding of over six million items is available from regional distribution centres throughout the UK.

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group of more than 150 companies in 30 countries. Axel Johnson International drives business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components, and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is organised in six business groups: Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions, Transport Solutions and Driveline Solutions. Axel Johnson International is part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.