CJ Lang appoints Wholesale & New Channels Director

Steve Irons

CJ Lang has appointed Steve Irons to the new role of Wholesale & New Channels Director.

Irons takes up responsibility for leading the development and growth of CJ Lang’s presence in the wholesale and food services markets.

He has over 26 years’ experience in the wholesale, foodservice, convenience and FMCG sectors and joins from Booker Wholesale Foods where he headed up the wholesale channel with Best Food Logistic.

The move sees Irons return to the company he started his career with before joining Bestway in 2010 as its Foodservice Contracts and Key Account Manager. He moved to Booker in 2016, working as a National Account Controller and Business Development Manager.

CJ Lang boss Colin McLean said: “I am delighted Steve has joined us to help us deliver our vision of becoming Scotland’s leading food & food services wholesale and retail provider. Steve will help us to take the business to the next level with the skills and experience needed to focus on new wholesale business opportunities.

“CJ Lang is driven by an ambition to be one of Scotland’s most exciting and dynamic food and food service companies. As we undergo our major business transformation, Steve’s appointment is another example of us investing for our future success.”

Steve Irons added: “I am really looking forward to working with CJ Lang again. There is a huge amount of passion and professionalism in the team, and I did not hesitate when the chance came up to take the role. It is a really exciting time for the company as we embark on the next stage in the development of the business which will be looking at new opportunities for growth and innovation.”