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Natures Menu receives food safety recognition
Veterinary reveal of new Indoor Rabbit Food met with positive reception
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Inspired Pet Nutrition appoints Group Operations Director

Inspired Pet Nutrition has announced that David Proctor will be joining as Group Operations Director in early December. 


He will be based at the firm’s head office at Dalton Airfield, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.


David has spent over twenty years in the automotive and consumer goods industry and has broad experience in manufacturing, planning, warehousing, distribution and procurement.


Most recently at Molson Coors where he was Operations Director, UK and Ireland, while also leading a world class supply chain initiative across Europe.  


Most of this career has been spent in the UK, but he has also had the opportunity to work in the USA, China and Central/Eastern Europe.  David holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology and an MBA from London Business School.  


Married to Martha, David has an eleven year old daughter called Noa and a chocolate brown Cockapoo called Rocky.  


Commenting on his new appointment David said: “I am extremely excited to be joining an exceptional team at Inspired Pet Nutrition.  I have been particularly impressed with the company’s track record, its ambition and its focus on producing great quality pet food.”


Richard Page, managing director of IPN, said: “David brings a wealth of manufacturing experience to our business at a critical time.  With the road map for our change programme now delivering some early gains, David is the perfect candidate to help us take production to the next level, with the aim to make us World Class within the next few years.”

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