Scotland’s award-winning crystal company, Glencairn, has expanded its management team with the recruitment of a new Purchasing Director, James Crilly.

James joins the family run team alongside Managing Director Paul Davidson, New Product Development Director Scott Davidson, and Sales Director Jason Kennedy at the business based in East Kilbride, just outside Glasgow.

Before taking up his new role at Glencairn Crystal, James worked at Inver House Distillers in Lanarkshire for 25 years, starting off in the Maturation and Blending team for the first four years. James then worked in Procurement and New Product Development for 21 years.

Having known and dealt with the Davidson family in his previous role in the drinks industry for over 15 years, James is excited to take up his new position at Glencairn Crystal and brings with him a wealth of experience in supply chain management, stock control, new product development and international industry contacts.

Originally from Coatbridge, James is married with a young daughter and enjoys spending time with his family and playing football. He also enjoys playing golf regularly in his free time and plays off a handicap of 10.

James said: “I’ve watched Glencairn Crystal grow from strength to strength over the last few years so I’m delighted to join the team at such an exciting point of the business and to be a part of their continued global growth and success”.