Philip Booth has been appointed Finance Director for the leading world-class logistics and supply chain solutions provider, PML.
Booth, who brings 30+ years’ solid experience of the finance control environment gained from working within various SME organisations, joins PML at an exciting time for the air, sea, and road logistics specialist, heading up a team of six.
As an FCMA qualified accountant with an MBA, Booth has supported multiple SMEs within the service delivery and retail sector and specifically pertinent to PML, he has previously encountered the specific financial needs associated with running a business offering warehousing / distribution functions.
Commenting on his new role, Booth says, “I have a proven track record of working with SME specialists (£2m-£50m turnover) which sits well with PML’s positioning and was attracted to the company’s renowned reputation for forward thinking and innovation. I will be working closely with managing director Mike Parr, bringing fresh thinking to the business and improved financial structure, which I believe will reap strong rewards.”
Booth will be based at PML’s Heathrow headquarters, although he will have oversight of all PML operations including Lympne (Kent), Spalding (Lincs), Portsmouth (Hants) and PML Africa.
PML has also appointed a new Sales Manager, Karl Gerding.
Gerding joined the business in March 2023 with an exemplary track record of working in logistics and direct experience of the specific requirements associated with the perishable goods sector. Previous roles include four years at Hellmann Worldwide, nearly three years at GEODIS and seven years at UTi Worldwide.
Gerding’s position with PML will see him applying his extensive knowledge of supply chain logistics by air, road, and sea to further expand the company’s portfolio of clients all requiring a highly professional, efficient, and seamless transfer of temperature sensitive goods.
Having worked in logistics for over 20 years’, Gerding was already familiar with PML, as the company widely acknowledged as the no1 player in the movement of perishable goods.
Commenting on his appointment, Gerding says, “I’ve long admired PML’s innovative approach to business and was attracted to the company’s solid reputation and independent status.
“As a business that operates its own trucks with possession of its own facilities – including the impressive new transport and logistics hub at Kent – PML is well placed to continue its meteoric growth within the perishable goods sector, and I am looking forward to playing an active part in the company’s future success.”
Gerding will be based at PML’s Heathrow headquarters with direct responsibility for three business development managers.