Abode has appointed Mark Fletcher as its new Operations Director.

Having worked in manufacturing environments throughout his career, Fletcher has extensive experience in operational and general management roles. In addition, he received mentoring from an ex-British Steel Change Champion on Lean Manufacturing for five years and has a proven track record of implementing best practice techniques to improve overall business performance.

For Abode, one of the Norcros group of brands in the UK,, Fletcher will be responsible for leading a team to ensure that the supply chain and service propositions are fulfilled efficiently and effectively.

Commenting on his new position, Fletcher said: “I’ve been made to feel very welcome at Abode from day one and the family feel of the company, despite it being a well established and renowned brand in the industry, is very evident. Abode has ambitious plans to develop the business and I am excited to be part of the challenges ahead.

“There is plenty to look forward to, particularly the prospect of nurturing my dedicated team and leading them through what is going to be an exciting journey.”