Van converter CoolKit has announced the appointment of Joe Gleave as operations director.

Gleave will be tasked with implementing the transformation required for the company to achieve its plan of doubling output within three years.

He has previously worked for companies including 3M Health Care, RLC Aerospace, and most recently Aqualung Group, where he was UK plant director and managing director for Apeks Marine Equipment.

Gleave said: “I’ve always been keen to help businesses grow. And CoolKit, which is already very successful, has huge growth potential.

“I believe with the highly capable staff we have there is a mass amount of optimisation that can be done in the new factory which will result in us being able to satisfy even more customers quickly and more reliably.

“I will be working with the team in the factory so we can ensure it’s optimised to meet and exceed our exciting sales targets.”

CoolKit managing director Daniel Miller said: “We have been fortunate in being able to appoint such an outstandingly experienced operations director as Joe.

“He has all the qualities we were looking for to help move the business forward. He is a consummate professional in his field and I am excited about the business’s future success as Joe joins an executive team that has made a transformational change over the last 12 months.”