Leading supplier of black masterbatch assigns Sales Director as new MD
Following the retirement of MD Keith Simms, Hubron International has appointed Sales Director, Fergus McKendrick, to the role.
Joining Hubron International in 1994, Simms has occupied the role of MD since 2004. During that time the company has seen a considerable turnaround and growth throughout Europe.
Fergus McKendrick succeeded Simms and assumed responsibilities on 1st January 2022.
Commenting on the appointment, OBG COO, Phil Didlick:
“We firstly would like to thank Keith Simms for his service to Hubron International. When OBG acquired Hubron in 2004, the business was in administration and today it is one of the strongest and most consistent performing businesses in the group portfolio. Keith has been absolutely pivotal to the transformation of the business and thoroughly deserves his retirement.
“We are excited to be welcoming Fergus McKendrick into the role of MD. OBG have committed to a significant investment in the Hubron International business over the next two years and we feel confident Fergus will successfully steer Hubron International on to a new level of performance driven by increased capacity and geographic coverage.”
McKendrick has 25 years experience within the Chemicals Industry, working at all levels, including many years at company board and senior director levels. He has been the Sales Director at Hubron International since 2018.
Before joining Hubron, McKendrick was Divisional Commercial Director at Mel Chemicals and, prior to this, Regional Business Director (EMEA) at Rhodia. Based in Manchester, McKendrick will guide the growth plans for Hubron International globally.
Fergus McKendrick had to say about his appointment:
“Hubron International has a proud history and I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead us into our exciting future. I am confident that we can continue to build on our success and drive our strategic vision forward.”
About Hubron International
Hubron International was established in 1934, has been a part of OBG since 2004, and has grown to be one of the world’s leading suppliers of black masterbatch. Over 85% of masterbatch production is exported through a world-wide network of distribution partners, serving the demands of polymer industries such as film, sheet, pipe, cable & fibre extrusion, moulding and technical compounding across the world.