Family-owned, Manchester based HMG Paints are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Hutton to the Board of Directors. This marks the second appointment to the board in the companies 90th year of business with Jonathan Falder joining the board in January.
Steve Hutton joined HMG Paints in 2001 and is the third generation of the Hutton family to work at HMG. Steve is the second member of the family to be appointed as a Director and joins the board exactly 6 years after his father Len Hutton who is the Production Director.
“The people of HMG are what makes HMG the company it is. We are extremely proud that generations of families have worked at HMG and I’m delighted to welcome Steve to the Board of HMG,” commented John Falder, Managing Director. “It is very true that we are custodians of the business for the next generation who are going to create something better. I believe the young people that we invest in today will go on to have long careers and lead HMG Paints in the future and the appointments of Steve and Jonathan are testament to that.”
Steve himself said about the appointment, “I’m very proud to be joining the board of HMG, I began working at HMG full-time when I was 17, the company have been extremely supportive in my development and I have been lucky to have some fantastic mentors. Every individual makes a contribution to HMG and we are all key to making HMG the great business that it is – decent, worthwhile and secure and it is an enormous honour to be able to shape the future strategy of the business as a Director.”
Steve is also in the final stages of his post graduate Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) at Lancaster University where he also completed his MSC in 2016. Steve’s experience of many HMG departments including the Colour Laboratory, Quality Control, several manufacturing departments, Warehousing and Logistics, and then more recently, Production Planning give him the perfect background and experience for this new role. That experience will be utilised as HMG continue to provide market leading products to customers and expand its manufacturing capabilities as part of its 2025 strategy.