Crimson & Co recruits former Shell distribution executive as principal

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Crimson & Co, a leading UK supply chain consultancy, has appointed Jon Gibson as principal. 

According to the company, Gibson brings a wealth of experience and best practice in logistics to the company.

With over 20 years of experience in the field of logistics, working for companies such as Carlsberg, Shell, River Island and DHL, Gibson has worked on a range of projects, both on a global and local perspective, to improve logistics operations affecting the supply chain as a whole.

Jon joins Crimson & Co from Shell, where he was part of the leadership team responsible for managing a transportation and storage budget of $1.9bn, across 40 countries. 

Prior to that, he was distribution director and a member of the executive committee at Carlsberg in the UK.

He began his career in supply chain consulting at PwC, where he spent eight years consulting on areas from strategy to implementation on international supply chain and change management issues. Throughout his career, Jon has remained in the logistics field, gaining significant expertise in operational management and continuous improvement. He has led international teams, worked on operating boards, and acted as both a purchaser and provider of third party logistics.

“We are delighted to welcome Jon to the Crimson & Co team,” said Crimson & Co’s managing director, Richard Powell. “He brings with him an unrivalled depth of experience in a variety of sectors including retail, fast moving consumer goods and energy. We are forecasting double-digit growth and we’re pleased to be able to bring such an experienced logistics professional with a pragmatic attitude to implementation on board.”

Gibson said: “I’m excited to join Crimson & Co to work on a wide range of supply chain projects and believe I can make a real impact. After working in-house for 12 years, I am looking forward to using that practical experience and expertise, alongside the project management and delivery skills previously gained at PwC, to grow the Crimson & Co brand. It’s great to be moving back into consulting in a year which I believe will be pivotal in cost cutting and driving efficiencies for many.

“I’ve watched Crimson & Co growing and been really impressed by the quality of work and the results that they have achieved for their clients. Crimson & Co is unique in its approach to the entire end-to-end supply chain and I’m keen to contribute to the progression of an already successful company.”