Builders’ Merchants News – McGovern & Co appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

Steve Ruddick joins the bricks and masonry division of Marshalls, whose products are stocked by McGovern & Co.

McGovern & Co, a sustainable building materials supplier based in Gateshead, has appointed Steve Ruddick as Commercial Director to support its continued growth and expansion in the North of England.

Ruddick joins the bricks and masonry division of Marshalls, whose products are stocked by McGovern & Co, which holds over two million bricks at its Gateshead depot, for delivery to customers in the north of England.

Ruddick has nearly 20 years of sales and specification experience in the building materials industry. He will be responsible for expanding the firm’s customer base in the North of England, including architects, builders, owners and building tradespeople looking for sustainable building solutions from experts in the industry in a company with over 70 years of experience.

McGovern & Co was established in 1949 and holds the largest stock of bricks in the Northeast. It was acquired in 2020 by Groupe Alpaca, a team of growth specialists renowned for disrupting traditional industries and creating new ways to support business growth.

Michael J. Chiaramonte