Gripple Shuffles its Management Talent and Appoints a New Young Managing Director

9th April 2015

The multi award-winning, employee-owned Gripple 'family' has built on the outstanding skills of its senior managers, appointing one, at only 32 years of age, as the new managing director of Gripple Limited, following the former leaving for personal reasons.

It is Ed Stubbs who is now managing director of employee-owned Gripple, manufacturer of the world-beating iconic wire fastener. He was transferred from the same role at its sister company, Loadhog, the transit packaging innovator. Shaun Khan, aged 39, has been moved into the top position as general manager at Loadhog after setting up and running a Gripple operation in India, which continues to thrive under new leadership. Sheffield-born Ed's career with the group started at Gripple's base in the United States and in 2005 he 'came home' and joined Loadhog as a product manager. Just four years later Ed was appointed its general manager and in 2010 his climb up the Gripple 'family' ladder continued when he became managing director of Loadhog. Ed said: -After ten years at Loadhog it is a great privilege and a very exciting challenge to return to Gripple Ltd as managing director. I look forward to working with the incredibly dedicated and passionate people we have around the globe to grow the business significantly, particularly through the development and introduction of new products. Shaun has followed a similar career path with the Gripple 'family' as Ed. In 2003 he started at Gripple Limited's headquarters as a product manager. He progressed in 2007 to become a sales manager, covering Middle East Asia. He was moved with his family to New Delhi in 2010 to establish as general manager a Gripple base aimed at developing the promising market, again for the company's range of construction products. Shaun commented: -I am excited by this new challenge to build on Loadhog's recent success. As a market leading innovator in reusable transit packaging solutions, I would like Loadhog to continue to develop and market cutting edge solutions that change the face of global supply chains. As an employee-owned company this is a special business where the team spirit is excellent. I look forward to continuing the growth of this truly exceptional business. For further press information please contact Margaret Laver at Proactive PR on 07723 010 752 or margaret@proactivepr.org.uk

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