Before taking up his first post as regional sales manager with Rangemaster, Simon also spent 12 years working at Derbyshire-based Brett Martin Building Products, where, at 20 years old, he was the firm’s youngest field sales executive.
Mr Johnson, who took up his new JB Kind post in August, said: “I am looking forward to tackling a new challenge as part of a company that has an unrivalled history in this sector. Working with a company that has such an excellent reputation will be a privilege and I will enjoy using my experience to improve key processes and relationships to support the company’s future success.
“JB Kind is like a close knit family that want to work together to make the very best of their combined skills so I am expecting it to be a very rewarding experience.”
JB Kind’s managing director James Cadman commented: “We chose to recruit Simon as he has an excellent understanding of the needs of our key customer base, the merchant network, as well as having a proven track record of driving a successful business further forward. He is not without faults of course, and in a firm full of Derby County fans we have had to forgive him for being a Sheffield Wednesday supporter!”
Mr Johnson will work out of the company’s head office in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.