He has worked his way through many roles within the group initially joining as a Yard Operative at the Wickford Hire depot for the summer of 2006.
Their followed stints as depot manager and regional manager before he became Deputy Managing Director in January 2017 assuming responsibility for all three southern regions which comprised of a total of 12 depots.
His latest promotion came following the announcement from the former Chief Executive Simon Doran that he will be retiring at the end of this month.
Wernick said: “It’s exciting to be the 4th generation of the family to be leading the company and I look forward to the challenge of continuing its success.
“We have the privilege of employing the best people in our sector who bring with them an abundance of skills, experience, and more importantly, personality to make every day a pleasure.”
Doran added: “I’m delighted that Jonathan will be taking over from me as Chief Executive and I wish him every success in the new role”