Builders' Merchants News
Wolseley UK welcomes new finance director

Marc Ronchetti has been appointed finance director of Wolseley UK.

Kent Blaxill appoints new Colchester branch manager

Andy McMahon has been appointed as the new Colchester branch manager for Kent Blaxill.

Alutec expands marketing team

Alutec has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Ivona Nicol as marketing communications co-ordinator, and Tracey Dodd as specifications and projects co-ordinator.

Francis Pegler adds new marketer to the mix

Pegler Yorkshire has appointed a new market manager for its dedicated taps and mixers division, covering bathroom and kitchen products under the Francis Pegler and Performa brands.

New appointments made at Viessmann

A new technical sales manager, a specification manager and six new area business managers have joined Viessmann in recent months.

BES appoints new managing director

Sarah Meredith has been appointed as the new managing director at BES.

New technical director brings wealth of experience to Alpha

Matt Hobbs has been appointed as the new technical director for Alpha Heating Innovation, bringing over 20 years of experience in the gas heating industry to his new role.

Siniat appoints new managing director

Siniat has appointed Neil Ash as its new managing director from 1 January 2014.

Builders come to the fore at CoRE

In a move to strengthen the voice of SME contractors in the national retrofit programme, Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has joined the board of The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE).

Estimating department offers central point of contact for merchants

To further enhance its customer service offering for merchants, Geberit has introduced a new estimating department.

Drakes welcomes new managing director

Drakes Plumbing Supplies has appointed Andy Clark as its new managing director.

Carl Kammerling celebrates 180 years of loyal service

Carl Kammerling International has held an awards ceremony to mark the dedication and commitment of six of its employees, who have together clocked up a total of 180 years with the company.

BoilerMag powers ahead with industry specialist

Mark Osborne has joined Eclipse Magnetics as regional sales manager for its BoilerMag range of heating system filters.

Polyseam appoints two new sales personnel

Polyseam, a manufacturer of own-label sealants and adhesives, has appointed two new sales executives.

New commercial director at Dow Building Solutions

Chris Gimson will be taking over as commercial director at Dow Building Solutions, manufacturer of STYROFOAM-A and XENERGY insulation, in February 2014.

New MD appointed at SCA Timber Supply

John Griffiths has been appointed as managing director of SCA Timber Supply in the UK. Anders Ek will return to his normal role as chairman of the company.

Isover lays foundations for future with new appointments

Insulation manufacturer Saint-Gobain Isover is preparing for future development with the appointment of two new product managers – Graeme Greenwood and Rajinder Sokhi.

Plumbfix strengthens retail team

Plumbfix has made two key internal appointments during a busy period of continued development and expansion.

Magden sets course for growth

Magden has appointed Nick Friend as managing director as the company sets course for a new period of growth.

Sentinel welcomes new trade support team member

Sentinel has welcomed Jamie Penny to its successful trade support team, where he will look after merchant branches in the North West from his base in Birkenhead.

Actis takes on new team

Actis Insulation has taken on a raft of new staff to tackle rising demand for its new dual-tested, dual-performance Hybrid range.

New appointment set to grow Cistermiser

Washroom products specialist Cistermiser has appointed Paul Taylor as its new national sales manager.

City & Guilds appoints new UK managing director

City & Guilds has appointed Kirstie Donnelly as its new UK managing director.

Merchandising team announced by SCA Timber Supply

Over the past few months, SCA Timber Supply has recruited and put into operation a dedicated merchandising team, serving its business with Wickes.

Ron McConnachie joins Kent Blaxill as commercial director

Ron McConnachie has joined Kent Blaxill as commercial director.

Hellermann Tyton appoints new identification product manager

Hellermann Tyton has appointed John Banks to spearhead its identification product portfolio, which includes cable and wire labelling, asset identification and thermal transfer printers.

BSS Industrial announces new managing director

BSS Industrial has announced Chris Hufflett as its new managing director.

New registration services director for OFTEC

Adrian Lightwood has been appointed as registration services director for OFTEC.

New appointment at Vexo International

Paul Hanrahan has joined Vexo International as managing director.

Significant growth sparks new director appointments at Airius

Airius has strengthened its senior management team with two new appointments.

Fernox appoints new global product manager

Water treatment manufacturer Fernox has appointed Simon Kirk as global product manager.

Anesco strengthens its energy services team

National energy efficiency solutions company Anesco has appointed Nick Painter as sales manager, working across its ESCO and biomass services.

Collier & Catchpole says “you’re hired”

East Anglian builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has taken on three apprentices this summer.

Bosch expands team with two new appointments

Following a sustained period of growth, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has boosted its sales presence in the commercial heating sector with two new appointments.

IBC welcomes new national sales manager

IBC has appointed Marc Coulson as its new national sales manager.

Methven appoints new Group CEO

Methven has appointed David Banfield as its new group chief executive officer (CEO), effective from January 2014.

Sentinel welcomes Richard to trade support team

Sentinel has welcomed Richard Jubb to its trade support team.

New UK marketing manager at Hansgrohe

With immediate effect, Noel Riley has joined the Hansgrohe UK head office team as marketing manager.

A hat-trick of appointments for Newey & Eyre

Electrical wholesaler Newey & Eyre has strengthened its senior team with a hat-trick of appointments as part of a major corporate restructure.

New recruits at Fernox

Fernox has recently welcomed two new members to its growing sales team. Mike Skivington will be joining as area sales manager for London and Susanna Shrubsole as area sales manager for the north west of England.

F & P Wholesale appoints new commercial director

F & P Wholesale has appointed Steve Tarrant as commercial director.

Collier & Catchpole appoints new Ipswich manager

East Anglian builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has appointed Jasper Smathers as its new branch manager of the Ipswich yard.

Jeff Turner retires after 50 years service

Ridgeons has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees Jeff Turner, who retired from the Snettisham branch after 50 years in the industry.

Wavin appoints Brent Nicholls as new managing director

Brent Nicholls has been appointed as managing director – south west Europe of Wavin, a supplier of water management, plumbing and drainage systems.

Simon McArdle appointed marketing director at William Sinclair

William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Simon McArdle as its new marketing director.

Norbord announces new sales structure

Norbord has adopted a new sales structure to optimise customer service and ensure that all markets are covered in the most efficient, dedicated way possible.

New project manager appointed at Jablite

Carolyn Boyd has joined the sales team at Jablite as a project manager.

New trade marketing manager at Twyford

Twyford Bathrooms has promoted its showering and exhibitions manager, Sabine Tawfik to trade marketing manager (UK and Ireland).

Ferroli appoints John Moran as sales and marketing director

Ferroli has appointed John Moran as the company’s UK sales and marketing director to lead the domestic sales force.

Sektor strengthens team with technical and sales expertise

Sektor, CCF’s partitioning, doors, and fixings brand, has appointed Noel Robinson as its technical and training manager and Steve Crompton as sales director.