Birchwood Price Tools is pleased to announce the arrival of Matt Hunt as its new Managing Director.
Matt , 42, has joined BPT from Rexel, where he was MD for electrical wholesalers WF Senate.
He has a strong retail and merchant background, having previously worked at Saint Gobain for its Gibbs & Dandy brand, and intends to bring this knowledge of merchanting and retailing needs to the supplier side, in his new role, to make BPT brands and products a ‘must stock’.
Matt says: “I’ve worked with many suppliers over the years, so I know what great looks like and the value they can add to the performance of a category”.
He is already investing in customer and end user insight to help him shape the look and feel of BPT’s ranges and service proposition going forward, in order to provide a complete solution to merchants and retailers.
“What excites me is the potential to make a material impact - the big, game-changing stuff. We are known for our innovation and what sparks innovation is knowing customer needs and spotting the gap. However, I want to focus not just on product development but the whole customer experience.”
Matt lives in Stratford Upon Avon with wife Sharon and their two daughters. Away from work, he is a keen golfer and rugby union and football fan.