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Paragon Automotive appoints Mark Delamare as group logistics director

Delamare brings over 20 years in global logistics and is a Chartered Fellow of Institute of Logistics and Transport.  His experience includes in sectors such as automotive, technology and retail, most recently he held a senior role at Kuehne and Nagel, where he led a broad range of logistics operations in the retail sector.  

In his new role as group logistics director he is responsible for all of Paragon’s bulk, small truck and single vehicle movement operations.

The appointment of a group logistics director follows the significant investment to expand capacity in both in its fleet and port operations across the UK. Paragon is developing sites to meet the additional storage requirements and operational capability required to process vehicles. 

Ian Carlisle, chief executive officer of Paragon, commented: “Martin is a key part of our plans to continue to grow our logistics operation. As we continue to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers, Paragon is taking a holistic view of the supply chain to take time out and add value. Martin is bringing new ways of thinking to the industry and is already piloting several initiatives to move vehicles more efficiently. 

“Paragon is already introducing new technology to support all of our logistic operations, both to drive operational efficiency for our customers but also meet increasingly complex legislation.”

Martin Delamare added: “I join Paragon at an exciting time in its development. The UK leads the global logistics industry and we have the opportunity to bring a lot of retail best practice into the automotive sector.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.