Meyer Group commercial director Mike Thomas has retired after more than 25 years with the company.
He will, however, continue to work on a part-time project basis for Meyer in the future.
Managing director Paul Wright was also MD when he made the decision to employ Thomas a quarter of a century ago. He says: “Mike has been committed to Meyer from the first day he set foot on our premises. He always demonstrates the utmost integrity and unrivalled consistency, which we’ve been able to draw upon as a company through some very tough times. He has very quietly stayed in the background, never seeking plaudits for the huge contribution he has made to the success of Meyer in the UK.
“The qualities that Mike has brought to his role over the years will be missed by Meyer, and we’re delighted that he has agreed to work with us on a project basis for the foreseeable future.”
During his time at the company Thomas has worked through virtually all of the departments. Amongst his achievements is the advanced in-house distribution centre at Meyer’s headquarters.
Thomas commented: “Working at Meyer has been my life and there are many aspects that I will miss, including the camaraderie of all the team. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Paul Wright and I have a lot to thank him for.”
He added that he was going to enjoy spending his new spare time with his family as well as concentrating on his amateur dramatics and golf swing.
Meyer has no plans to replace Mike Thomas on their board of directors, but Roy Hay, who joins as technical services manager, will be taking over some of his responsibilities.