Zidac hires new sales director
14 January 2021
ZIDAC LABORATORIES, a leading Portsmouth-based manufacturer of cleaning and sanitisation products, has hired a new sales director to oversee its B2B division and drive commercial growth.
Andy Whiting joins from Banner (part of the EVO Group) where he headed the sales and development for its facilities supplies category.
His new role will see Andy oversee a team of 10 dedicated sector experts spanning industries including healthcare, facilities management, education, leisure, hospitality and public sector contracts.
Andy’s remit will cover the UK and Ireland, representing the brand as a strategic supply chain partner which can provide a broad range of high-performance hand sanitisers, disinfectants and personal care products.
Andy said he was drawn to the opportunity by Zidac’s ethical approach to business, product innovation and capability.
“Zidac first came to my attention when I heard they had donated £600,000 of hand sanitiser to hospitals and care facilities in need throughout 2020 to help protect frontline workers against Covid-19. They did this as soon as the pandemic started to take hold in Britain and products were in short supply – they were literally shipping pallets of free supplies to the nation’s hospitals starting on their own doorstep at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital.
“Zidac is supporting its local economy with investment into a major manufacturing facility which guarantees a direct supply chain into the UK and Ireland. This, combined with a broad and growing product range, meant the opportunity to work for this rapidly growing business was too good to pass up.
“I’m looking forward to working with the talented people here at Zidac, helping the company expand into new markets with new products, and continuing to help the nation’s key workers and critical industries in the fight against COVID.”
Zidac Laboratories was first established in 2017 as a manufacturer of personal care products supplying own-label goods to leading retailers and pharmaceutical groups including Superdrug, Lidl and Tesco.
The firm recently launched its hospital grade hand sanitiser and disinfectant range which has been specially formulated to kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, as well as a high-quality hand wash.
Zidac’s managing director Luigi Jurica Weissbarth said Andy was a perfect cultural and professional fit for the role. “Andy has joined our business brimming with ideas and has some superb experience to offer in both sales and product development” he said.
“Being based in the UK, our supply routes aren’t adversely affected by Brexit and we have invested millions into our production capacity to offer customers complete peace of mind when it comes to fast, high volume supplies. Andy is ideally placed to help continue our growth into 2021.”
For more information, visit zidac.co.uk to see the full product range.