Lakes Showering Spaces has bolstered its board of directors with the appointment of Chris Thain, who takes up the role of supply chain director.

Chris brings a breadth of experience to the role having worked in various sectors throughout his career, including steel manufacturing, Amazon distribution and home improvement companies. He has also been instrumental in setting up supply chains in the far east in many of his roles. His most recent role before joining Lakes was for a food company, supplying food to the NHS.

“I am delighted to be joining Lakes at an exciting time for both the business and brand,” commented Chris. “Having met with the board of directors it was clear that they are very passionate about this company and really want to drive the brand forward over the next few years. There are some exciting initiatives planned that I am really looking forward to helping to implement with the rest of the team.”

In his previous roles, Chris has been responsible for end-to-end supply chain, from sourcing and purchasing raw materials right through to delivering finished goods to customers. In his new role at Lakes, Chris will also lead the development and introduction of all new products.

“Chris brings with him a diverse background of experience which means he comes to the table with a variety of different and valuable perspectives,” commented Bev Brown, Managing Director, Lakes. “It’s a great time for Chris to be joining the team and I am looking forward to working with him to drive our business forward.”

For Chris, one of his objectives in his new role is to develop and implement a sustainable supply chain strategy, something that is becoming increasingly important to customers.

“The customer is at the heart of every business decision I make,” continued Chris. “Ensuring the business has a sustainable supply chain that meets the demands of our customers both today and in the future is a primary focus for me moving forwards in my new role.”

Lakes is a leading manufacturer and supplier of showering spaces, including walk-ins and bath screens, selling exclusively through builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, and retail bathroom stockists.