There have been big changes within the company as Chris Brown has stepped down from his role as Managing Director to become Chairman of Appleton Woods. Chris Moore has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Luke Housley takes on the role of Sales and Marketing Director. We are excited about these changes and would like to thank you all for being part of this journey with us.
Read more from Chris Moore below…
After 35 years as our Managing Director, Chris Brown has decided the time is right to move into a new role as Chairman with effect from the 1st April 2022.
Established in 1967 by Chris’ parents, Derek and June Brown, Appleton Woods Ltd initially manufactured stainless steel canisters for sterilising laboratory glassware. Chris has successfully led the company towards a more sustainable future through the introduction of high-quality products including consumables, reagents and equipment. All of us at Appleton Woods want to thank Chris for his dedication to growing Appleton Woods to what it is today.
I am privileged to announce that from the 1st of April 2022 I will be taking over as Managing Director, responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. I started with Appleton Woods in 2017 as Operations Manager, moving to Commercial Manager in 2019, and then having the honour of becoming the first non-family Director in 2020.
Over the past 5 years I have been fortunate in being surrounded by some amazing people here at Appleton Woods – without them I wouldn’t be in a position to be appointed Managing Director, and for that I thank them all. It’s now my responsibility to build on the fantastic work Chris has done over the past 35 years, ensuring we have the right environment that allows our great people to do great things for our customers.
It is also my pleasure to announce that from the 1st April 2022 Luke Housley will take on a new position as Sales & Marketing Director. Luke will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Sales and Marketing. Luke has been part of the Appleton Woods family on and off since 2008. Starting straight from university as a Sales Representative, and holding numerous positions within the Company, until becoming Sales & Marketing Manager in 2021. Luke has worked tirelessly during his time with us and has a real passion for delivering the service our customers expect from Appleton Woods. I wish Luke every success in his new role.
Finally, I want to say thank you to all of you, our wonderful customers and suppliers, for all your support over the years. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we look forward to continuing to support you in your work in the years ahead.