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Doug Sprout takes the helm at Hewden

Doug Sprout will take over the lead management responsibility for Hewden Stuart Plc

Hewden announced on Tuesday 8th July 2008 that Doug Sprout, Finance Director of Finning Group (UK) will take over the lead management responsibility for Hewden Stuart Plc with immediate effect, following the departure of Brian Sherlock on 4th July. Doug joined Finning in 1980. During his career with the company he has held a number of senior executive positions in Operations and Support Services, as well as Finance, in Canada, South America and the UK.

Brian Sherlock was appointed as Director of Hewden in 2005, having joined the business as Managing Director of Hewden Hire Centres in 2002. Andy Fraser, Managing Director of Finning Group UK says, “Finning is committed to its UK operations and Doug will focus on driving Hewden forward in line with our long-term strategy of focus on building our leadership position in the plant hire industry. Brian has made a substantial contribution both to Hewden and to the Finning Group. He led the company through the reshaping of the Hewden business, the implementation of a new ERP system and leaves a legacy of a strong team committed to customer service and the ongoing development of our people.”