Multiple leadership changes at malt ingredients manufacturer

By Bethan Grylls

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Three new appointments at PureMalt: left to right - Gary Shaw, Ross Turner and Peter Elderfield
Three new appointments at PureMalt: left to right - Gary Shaw, Ross Turner and Peter Elderfield

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PureMalt Products Ltd has announced several new appointments within its leadership team, as managing director Bruce Turner moves into a non-executive director role.

Ross Turner has been announced as the new managing director for the malt-based ingredients manufacturer, PureMalt, as Bruce Turner’s 50-year reign at the helm concludes.

Ross will be moving from his current position as deputy MD as his father steps down. 

This comes at the same time as the business restructures several departments; this includes the appointment of Gary Shaw into the newly created position of technical innovation manager, promoted from quality manager. Replacing Shaw is Dr Peter Elderfield, who was previously serving as the company's continuous improvement manager.

Shaw joined PureMalt (then Bermaline) in 1984 as a brewing graduate from Heriot-Watt University. Over his 40-year career with PureMalt, he has held several different roles in production, quality and new product development.

Elderfield, meanwhile, joined PureMalt in 2015 following 27 years with Heineken UK. Elderfield’s tenure at Heineken comprised various roles in quality, including Heineken’s Manchester brewery quality lead.

Commenting on the two new recruits, new MD, Ross Turner said: “Gary’s all-round knowledge of PureMalt positions him well to lead our innovation efforts and develop creative solutions for customers in new and existing markets. I am confident in Gary’s skills and abilities to bring to life our next generation of products.”

He continued: “I know that Peter will bring a wealth of experience to this role, and trust that he will build upon the strong foundations and team that we have in the quality department.”

Offering his thoughts on his successor, Bruce Turner added: “I am confident that Ross, given his experience and enthusiasm, will lead the company with the right strategy which anticipates and responds to changing customer needs and opportunities, and which will ensure the continued success of PureMalt.”

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