All change at 5 Star Cases
UK - Following the retirement of Keith Sykes, flight case manufacturer 5 Star Cases is now under a change of ownership with managing director Justin Locks and operations director Ingus Lasinskis taking over Keith’s shareholding of 5 Star Group Holdings.
Keith, a stalwart in the company's history, began his journey with Ipswich-based ProTect Cases in the early 1980’s, which was acquired by 5 Star Cases in 1991 and two years later he ascended to the position of director and shareholder, acquiring the company, along with Mossman Trunks in 2008.
In 2012, Justin Locks, the company’s general manager was appointed operations director, also acquiring a shareholding in 5 Star Group Holdings in 2016, becoming Keith’s business partner. In 2020 with Keith slowly stepping back, Justin took the helm as MD. At this time, Ingus, with an impressive tenure at the company, was promoted to operations director after around 15 years of dedicated service in other managerial roles within the company.
“I’m extremely proud to have been part of taking 5 Star from humble beginnings to where it is now,” says Keith. “Justin and Ingus have been integral of that and it’s gratifying to know that I leave it in such good hands.”
“I have learned a lot from Keith over the 26 years I have worked with him,” concludes Justin, “Both Ingus and I are grateful to him for putting his trust in us and handing over the 5 Star reins. We wish him a very happy retirement and are looking forward to doing his legacy justice.”

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