Juice and fruit-based ingredients supplier David Berryman has appointed Nick Eckert as managing director.

Eckert moves up from the role of operations director, a position he has held for the past three years.

Prior to David Berryman, he held a series of senior management positions with heating and air-conditioning supplier Vent-Axia, medical and dental equipment manufacturer Eschmann Equipment, aquarium manufacturer Interpet and battery manufacturer Duracell.

He replaces company founder David Berryman who has become chief executive officer.

New CEO Berryman said: "Nick brought a wealth of operational experience with him when he joined us and he has made a valuable contribution to our continued success. This appointment will now enable me to focus on the next exciting stage in the company's growth strategy."