Chris Huish, director of independent sales at Mono Equipment, is set to retire at the end of this month after 42 years’ service with the company.
Huish has started his career in the baking industry aged 15 when he joined Hopkin & Morgan, which later became Mother’s Pride bakery before moving to Wonder Cake in Cardiff.
From there he joined Mono in 1979 as a test baker and moved swiftly into a sales advisory role before graduating to independent sales director.
Following Huish’s retirement, the role will be taken on by Simon Moon, sales director of key accounts & international sales, who has over 33 years of knowledge and experience of working with Mono. The regional sales team comprising Doug Sloan (north), Christian Trubey (Wales & south west) and Don Pressley (London & south east) remains unchanged and the team will still handle the day-to-day sales enquiries and customer support.
The company said Huish has put his “heart and soul” into the baking industry, adding that his wealth of experience and knowledge of the bakery process, combined with his equipment knowledge, has “helped many a fledgling bakery to prosper and flourish”.
“It’s true to say that Chris will be greatly missed in the business and we’re sure all the customers, suppliers and business partners Chris has developed relationship with over this time will join with us in wishing him the very best on his retirement,” the company added.