Pall-Ex appoints Karolina Thompson as new Director of International Development

Pall-Ex has appointed Karolina Thompson as its new Director of International Development to drive the global expansion of the brand.

Karolina, who has been part of the Pall-Ex International team for over 12 years, has been promoted to the role and the Pall-Ex Board, as the business continues to add Master Licensees across the globe.

Working closely with Pall-Ex Group’s Managing Director – International Business Units, Mark Steel, she will oversee the development of relationships and opportunities in territories all over the world, including Australia and the United States.

The International unit of Pall-Ex has seen a major restructure in the last two years, with a new approach being taken in Master Licensee recruitment.

Karolina expressed her optimism and excitement when looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me, I am grateful to Mark and the other members of the Senior Management team for having faith in my abilities.“I have been working with our International colleagues across Europe for over 12 years now and my experience and knowledge means that I am well prepared to take on this challenge.

“The next few years will be really exciting as there are numerous projects on the way which will ensure Pall-Ex is the leading name in palletised freight around the world, which I can’t wait to be part of.”

Karolina’s appointment is another example of Pall-Ex promoting from within and investing in the talent it has within the business.

Mark Steel leads the International arm of Pall-Ex and since his time as Managing Director – International Business Units, he has appreciated the value of Karolina’s experience and dedication.

Speaking about her promotion, he comments: “When the need for this position arose, Karolina was the perfect candidate. After working with Karolina for over a year, I have been extremely impressed with her knowledge and professionalism.

 “She has an unparalleled level of understanding with the current Master Licence holders and knows what it takes to recruit quality companies to represent the Pall-Ex brand in various territories.

“I have no doubt that her commitment and skill will ensure Pall-Ex’s International ambitions are met and exceeded in the coming years.”

The team is now working flat out to broker deals with potential Master Licence Holders throughout Europe and beyond, working with quality businesses to bring the Pall-Ex model and brand to their respective territories.

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Pall-Ex Group is an award-winning network of hauliers comprising two leading UK pallet networks (Fortec Distribution Network and Pall-Ex UK), four subsidiary UK logistics businesses and ten European networks.

A renowned name in logistics, Pall-Ex delivers an efficient and reliable palletised freight distribution service, backed by innovative technology and a first-class network of established shareholder SMEs. With its headquarters and central UK hub located in the heart of the Midlands, Pall-Ex is driving excellence in all areas, transporting more than 40,000 pallets across the globe every day. 

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