Endoline keeps it in the family with new appointment

L-R: Andrew, Grace, Alan and Richard Yates

ENDOLINE Automation has announced that the fourth generation member of the Yates family has joined the business, with Grace Yates being appointed sales and marketing assistant for the packaging machinery manufacturer.

Founded in 1981 by Grace’s great-grandfather, the late Ronald Yates, Endoline is known for its engineering capabilities in the creation of packaging automation.

The company is currently under the steer of the third generation of the Yates family, with Andrew Yates as MD and Richard Yates as operations director. Their father, Alan, joined his father Ronald in the 90s before retiring but is still a regular visitor to Endoline’s head office in Bedfordshire in his role as chair.

Grace has now joined the business to work within the marketing division. She previously studied creative media at Cambridge Regional College, finishing with an extended diploma.

“We are delighted to welcome Grace to Endoline,” said Andrew Yates. “As a family business we have had succession plans in place for many years, and we look forward to handing on the baton for generations to come, however we firmly believe any succession plan must not be based upon the individual’s surname, but upon their integrity, professionalism, and ability. Grace has all of these attributes in abundance, and I am confident she will help Endoline reach new audiences and amplify our messages within her marketing role.”