Builders' Merchants News

Willie Bryne: fired up for success.

Byrne brings technological slant to Willey’s sales

Published:  05 July, 2011

LIVERPOOL: Willie Byrne, a well-known industry figure for fires, has been appointed technology director by the GDC Group, parent company of Robinson Willey.

As well as working for a number of brands within the group, Mr Bryne will work closely with Robinson Willey in helping strengthen the brand and steering the aggressive growth that the company is anticipating.

According to managing director Colin Pemberton, Mr Byrne will bring his wealth of high level experience and personal enthusiasm to the role. “He will be an invaluable asset to the company's future growth."

As well as being a registered engineer at the Engineering Council and a member of the Institute of Quality Assurers, Mr Bryne is a long-standing member of the Society of British Gas Industries and the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council.

Formerly with Valor and with over 25 years experience in the fires industry, he is charged with new product development and raising the technical excellence of the RW portfolio of gas and electric fires.

He will also work closely with Robinson Willey's new sales and marketing function to target social housing, specification and retail sectors.