RS Clare Appoint New Managing Director

After six years of impressive leadership and consistent growth, Managing Director Paul Vann hands over the reins to David Meadows, Director of Marketing and Communications.

Global manufacturer of advanced lubricants and high-performance greases, RS Clare, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Meadows as Managing Director, effective 1st January 2022.

David is now the sixth generation of Meadows’ to be appointed Managing Director in the company’s prestigious 274-year history.

“It’s a huge honour for me to lead this historic and pioneering private family business.  I’m excited to be inheriting a very talented team of employees, a global customer base and a supportive and ambitious board to help us achieve further success.”

Over Half a Decade of Solid Growth

The transition comes during a period of strength for the business. Despite the significant challenges faced due to massive global disruption, RS Clare’s 2020 financial results reflect the incremental growth and achievements of the last five years, with record turnover and profits reported.

David will continue to build on the business’s impressive year-on-year growth, with significant plans for strategic investment to maintain a focus on innovation to achieve continued growth in key markets.

Ready for the New Challenge

David’s role as Director, Marketing and Communications has afforded him a deep understanding of RS Clare’s customers in each of the business’s core markets, and the challenges they face. His position within the company’s Executive Board has seen him support the development of overall strategic direction, and the board has every confidence in David’s ability to deliver the next phase in the business’s growth and investment plans.

In addition to David’s commercial experience, he also brings a strong technical academic background to the role, with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering earned in Manchester University. He is uniquely placed to have a well-rounded and balanced commercial and technical view of the business.

If you would like to learn more about how RS Clare could help with your sustainability targets, protect your assets to control costs and extend the life of your critical operating equipment, then please contact us today for more information.