D.A.D acquires the rest of MCD

MCD has now become a part of the Gillman’s Electrical Group and will become a Trade Centre for retailers and contractors in Scotland and the North of England.

A new team of directors has been put in place: David Towell as Managing Director, Steven MacAllister as Financial Director and Pauline Docherty as Operations Director. Neil Ward, D.A.D’s Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England will also be taking the position of Branch Trade Manager.

Adrian Gillman, Chairman of Gillman’s Electrical Group, said: “This is an exciting acquisition for us after a long and successful relationship with MCD, who are based in East Kilbride, Glasgow. We will offer a ‘Click and Collect’ service to trade customers in Scotland with a strong range of products that will always be in stock. Pricing will match that which we offer at D.A.D to ensure our customers remain competitive in the field.

“The new team brings a wealth of experience and an updated user friendly website is currently under construction. Customers will also see an updated showroom shortly, including a new trade counter.”

Mr Ward (left), who has been appointed as Branch Trade Manager at MCD in Glasgow, has over 33 years’ experience in the industry and was instrumental in setting up the initial relationship between D.A.D and MCD with regard to distribution in Scotland six years ago.

Mr Ward said: “The move for me is a positive and exciting one. Whilst I will still be going out to see some of my existing customers in Scotland and once a month in Northern Ireland too, it means that I am able to spend more time at home with my family, whilst continuing to do what I love and take on a new challenge here at MCD.”

Following his role change, Jackie Millen (left) has been appointed Regional Sales Manager at D.A.D; he will be looking after Northern Ireland. Mr Millen comes from a similar role in Panasonic where he was for eight years.

He said: “I am looking forward to this new challenge. As a sales driven individual I am keen to learn everything that makes D.A.D so successful and to be a part of it.”