Luis Zubialde, Palletways UK managing director

Palletways has revealed Luis Zubialde is to become its first UK managing director, strengthening its recently remodelled executive team further.

Zubialde is currently MD of the company’s Iberian network, a role he will continue in while a successor is found before taking on his new role.

Julian Maturi will continue in his role as UK chairman at the pallet network, with Martyn Young as MD of the Palletways UK member network.

Palletways group chief executive James Wilson said: “Luis has led our business in Iberia for the last seven years, during which time he has spearheaded its rapid growth and development from a start-up operation to a well-established network with 59 members and two hub operations in Madrid and Zaragoza.”

“Above all the appointment supports our strategic objective to be European pallet network of natural choice for the distribution of palletised freight.”