Manchester, UK -- The Vita Group has appointed Jon Cheele as Cellular Foams divisional ceo, following the decision by Peter David to step down from this role, the company said in a 10 June announcement.
Cheele takes up his new appointment with immediate effect. He has been with the Vita Group since March 2006 in the role of regional director for the Cellular Foams north region. This role has spanned Vita Group's businesses in the UK, including Ball & Young and Vita Cellular Foams (UK) Ltd, as well as Radium Foam at Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Cheele started his career with ICI, subsequently moving to Zeneca Specialty Chemicals. He later moved to Elementis, a UK speciality chemical supplier. The Vita Group said that having spent his entire career in commercial activities and management within the chemicals sector Cheele has an in-depth understanding of the group's markets.
Commenting on the appointment Joe Menendez, ceo of the Vita Group, said, "I would like to thank Peter David for the contributions he has made to the Cellular business since he joined in February 2006. I look forward to Jon Cheele leading our Cellular Foams division; he has demonstrated a sound track record at Vita and will lead our team with commercial acumen and good judgement."