Media Release : Vickers Oils appoints the new Managing Director

Chris Wholley

Vickers Oils is excited to announce that with effect from 30th March 2020, Chris Wholley is succeeding Peter Vickers as Managing Director of Benjn. R. Vickers & Sons Ltd (“Vickers Oils”).

Chris Wholley, who for several years has been Deputy MD, as well as Technical Director since 2002, brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Vickers ways of working, which will enable the culture of the organisation to remain unchanged, thereby allowing the business to continue uninterrupted with its growth plans.

Peter, who has been MD for the last 25 years, will continue for the foreseeable future as Chairman for Vickers Oils.  This handover of the role is part of a management succession plan drawn up some years ago to support Vickers Oils’ continued development in the future.

“I am very excited to be taking over the role of Managing Director,” said Chris. “Vickers Oils has great people, strong business values and many opportunities to grow in our chosen markets. We strive to offer technology leadership and excellent customer service to our wide range of customers around the world.”

Vickers Oils started trading in 1828 in Leeds, UK and remain a private, independent company now led by the 5th and 6th generation of the family. We enjoy a worldwide reputation as a reliable and innovative supplier of high performance, speciality lubricants.

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