YM Group has bolstered its business development team with the appointment of former GI Solutions managing director Alistair Ezzy.
Ezzy will start in the newly created role as a director within the business development team next week.
He had stepped down from his role at GI Solutions, part of the wider Go Inspire Group, early last year in order to return to a more commercial role within the business.
This week he will conclude a period of gardening leave following his exit from the company, according to Tom Kilroy, group business development director at YM Group.
“We have been in dialogue with Alistair coming up to the end of his gardening leave period and he will start with us on 4 February.”
Ezzy has extensive experience in the print and mailing sector, both in manufacturing and outsourced services. He has also worked across sales, operations and general management functions.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining the YM Group as there are so many great clients to help with the group service offering,” said Ezzy.
“The range of production capability is market leading, as is the innovation and leadership within the business. I have always been passionate about innovation and new product development and I am looking forward to working with the team to deliver a step change in the market.”
Recently launched YM Group initiatives include a paper wrapping option for its catalogue and magazine customers who want to move away from polywrap, and a new partially addressed mail product.
“I am so pleased to welcome Alistair to the YM Group and have him joining my team. Alistair is highly experienced in the industry with a formidable reputation and gravitas in the marketplace and an extensive network of blue-chip clients,” said Kilroy.
“I have got big plans for the growth and the development of the business – we have got a number of new products, services and innovations and we’re really looking to maximise using Alistair’s network, contacts and experience to get out there into the marketplace and to get to the right level of customer from that perspective.”