Dave Piper took up the post of Deputy Managing Director of Lightning Source UK at the beginning of January 2008, reporting to David Taylor. Mr. Piper is responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as the development of business models for the UK facility for increasing sales and improving overall efficiency.

Dave is a qualified accountant with a strong operational and commercial background who has spent the whole of his twenty-five year career in FMCG. He most recently served as Operations Director for Beiersdorf UK Ltd., where he developed new strategies, implemented programs which reduced costs, increased productivity and market share, and improved teamwork within the company. Prior to his role with Beiersdorf UK, Dave held several senior management positions with Smith and Nephew Consumer Products Ltd. helping to develop major brands such as Nivea and Elastoplast.

Dave was born in the West Midlands which goes some way to excusing his passion for West Bromwich Albion Football Club. He is married with two sons and lives in Northamptonshire.

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