Ron McConnachie has joined Kent Blaxill as commercial director.

Mr McConnachie brings a wealth of experience and a highly commercial mindset, having previously been chief operating officer at Rapid Electronics and before that operations director at Smith & Brooks.

Simon Blaxill, managing director of Kent Blaxill, said: “We are very pleased Ron has joined us. He has an outstanding record that demonstrates strategic thinking, vision and delivering impressive results.

Mr McConnachie said: “I am delighted to have joined Kent Blaxill at such an exciting time. Kent Blaxill, through its 175-year heritage, has built a strong stable business with great staff and a loyal customer base. We live in an ever more competitive world which brings new challenges and I want to get the company actively listening to its customers and responding to their needs of today.”