SCA Merchant Services is kick-starting 2017 with two new appointments.

With effect from 1 February, Russ Ellis has been appointed into the newly created role of production development manager for SCA Timber Supply UK.

Working closely with SCA’s production teams at its sites in Stoke, Melton and Welshpool, Mr Ellis will be coordinating SCA’s production activities in order to assess capabilities, improve productivity performance and to determine future investment requirements.

Meanwhile, Pete Hall has been promoted to the position of general manager for SCA Merchant Services based in Welshpool, Powys. Having been with SCA for 15 years, Mr Hall moves from his present position of supply chain manager.