4imprint Names New Chairman

4imprint Group plc, parent company of Top 40 distributor 4imprint (asi/197045), has appointed Paul Moody as non-executive chairman, effective December 1. Moody will replace current Chairman John Poulter, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire.

Moody joined 4imprint in February as non-executive director. He last spent 17 years at British soft drink maker Britvic plc (including eight years as chief executive), and currently serves on the boards of Johnson Service Group plc and Pets at Home Group plc.

"I am pleased that Paul is to become non-executive chairman of 4imprint, following his recent tenure as a non-executive director of the Group,” said John Warren, senior independent director of 4imprint. “He has extensive commercial and leadership experience and I look forward to working with him in the continuing development of the business.”

Said Moody: “I am delighted to be appointed as non-executive chairman and very much look forward to working with my colleagues on the board."

Poulter joined 4imprint in May 2010 as a non-executive director and four months later became executive chairman. Last September, Poulter relinquished his executive duties and assumed the title of non-executive chairman. “The board would like to thank John Poulter for his valuable contribution to 4imprint … and to wish him well for the future,” said Warren.

4imprint is led by Kevin Lyons-Tarr, who became chief executive of 4imprint Group plc in March of 2015 and tops Counselor’s current Power 50 list

At the beginning of August, 4imprint (the second-largest distributor in the North American promotional product industry) announced half-year revenue growth of 17% for 2016.