Parfetts Cash amp; Carry has named successors to key roles on the senior team following the announcement that Steve Parfett will be retiring from his role as managing director in October 2012, and Bill Pace will be retiring as trading director at the end of this year.
David Grimes, currently finance director at Parfetts, will succeed Steve Parfett as managing director in 2012, and Greg Suszczenia, senior trading manager, has been appointed a director of the business and will take over as trading director on 1st January 2010.
Steve Parfett’s brother and fellow director, Robert Parfett will continue in his role at Parfetts for the foreseeable future, and will continue to support and be part of the progression of the business post 2012.
Steve Parfett made the decision to announce his retirement, after managing the company’s move to employee ownership. He explained: “We decided to make the announcement about my successor well in advance of my retirement so we can work closely together to ensure a smooth transition to the new team.
“We are desperately sad to see Bill leave us, as he has been with the company from very early on and has seen it go through many transitions. It is undoubtedly true to say that Parfetts could not have achieved the success we have without Bill Pace’s exceptional contribution. To use an overused term in its true sense, Bill will always be a legend within Parfetts, and the wider industry. We wish him all the best in his retirement and thank him for his commitment to Parfetts over the years.”