Builders' Merchants News
Methven has a new chief executive officer

Premium shower and tapware manufacturer Methven has announced the appointment of Martin Walker as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Methven UK, following the resignation of Steve Lee.

New appointment at Lecico

Lecico has appointed Tricia Holmes as its new head of marketing for the UK.

A trio of appointments at Ideal Bathrooms

In recognition of the growing demand for larger projects such as social housing and domestic newbuilds, Ideal Bathrooms has extended its contract department which specialises in the handling of larger orders for building project work.

Ideal's new trainer

Ideal Boilers has welcomed a new member to its training team. Colin Daly, who is based in Gateshead and joins the team as technical training manager, will manage the northern ‘territory’ covering from Birmingham to Scotland.

Mick’s new role at Wilo UK

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Mick Maddams as key account manager for the southern region.

A new face at Drain Center

Ben Hills has been appointed as Drain Center’s trading director.

New MD at Baxi Commercial

Baxi Commercial has appointed Andrew Maclagan as its new managing director.

Peter Johnson retires from Vicaima

Peter Johnson has announced that he will retire as managing director of Vicaima at the end of June 2014.

BSS invests in industrial specialist

BSS Industrial has appointed Paul Norton as its regional sales director for the industrial sector.

A new appointment at Frank Key Group

Frank Key Group has welcomed Richard Meeks to its senior management team.

New leadership appointments for Honeywell Life Safety

Honeywell Life Safety has made some senior appointments within its sensors division.

Keyline recruits Michael Rees

Keyline has appointed Michael Rees to support and further the growth of its rail business in the North.

National sales team takes shape to support customers

Sektor has formed a national sales force to proactively engage with customers and meet their requirements by providing greater one-on-one support.

Bond It boosts sales force

Bond It has made two key appointments to its national sales force. Tim Jennings and Lee Allan have both joined the business as area sales managers with responsibility for territories covering South Wales and East Scotland respectively.

Timloc welcomes new members

Timloc has strengthened its national sales team with the appointment of Mark Murton as sales development manager and Colin Sivyer as London and South East sales executive.

Jablite and Styropack strengthen leadership teams

The Jablite and Styropack board has made two new appointments to its senior leadership teams.

Wilo UK appoints new area sales manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Charlie Hedges as area sales manager for the South East.

Flexseal enhances customer service with new national sales manager

As a result of continued expansion, Flexseal has appointed Ricky Hasprey to the new role of national sales manager.

New senior sales appointment for Keyline

Keyline has appointed a new sales professional within its rail division to support continued company growth and customer reach.

Polyseam appoints two new sales executives

Polyseam has appointed Peter Gillett and Stuart Rodrigues to the roles of key account manager and retail sales executive, respectively.

New appointment at Twyford Bathrooms

Oliver Widdowson has been appointed as head of customer services at Twyford Bathrooms, with the responsibility of managing the internal sales and after-sales teams, reporting to commercial operations director Brent Hudson.

Twyford appoints Kara Virgo

Twyford Bathrooms has appointed Kara Virgo as business support & specification manager, reporting to commercial operations manager Brent Hudson.

SBS appoints new head of marketing

Stephen Richardson has been appointed as head of marketing for Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), a division of the Travis Perkins Group, following a successful two years acting as a consultant.

Boost for Howarth’s contract sales

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has welcomed Matt Lowes to the team to drive its new contract sales function, as the firm continues to develop services for its ever-growing customer base.

Director appointed to Kingspan’s Renewables Business Unit

Kingspan Environmental has appointed a new director of the Renewables Business Unit.

Alpha appoints new technical sales manager

Alpha Heating Innovation welcomes Paul Ricketts as a new technical sales manager, covering London and all areas within the M25.

New MD for MX Group

Mike Phillips has been appointed as the new managing director of Marleton Cross, which trades as the MX Group from its headquarters in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Select Products promotes Steve Burns

Steve Burns has been promoted to national sales manager at Select Products.

New appointments to promote the Wirquin brand

Wirquin has appointed four new members of staff to help build brand awareness and stronger relations among original equipment manufacturers, local and national merchants, retailers and distributers.

TIMco builds its quality team

TIMco has appointed Max Clarke as its new quality control and health and safety manager.

Snows Timber expands sales and marketing team

Three new appointments have expanded the Snows Timber sales and marketing team.

BMF announces new Board members

Two new members have been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation. Kevin Fenlon of RGB and Nikki Mortimer of GPH Builders Merchants replace two resigning directors, Allan Bartlett of Keith Builders Merchants and Neil Lawrence of Gibbs & Dandy.

IKO welcomes back Steve D’Arcy

Steve D’Arcy has recently returned to IKO as business development manager for its structural waterproofing division.

William Sinclair names Richard Carr as commercial director

Richard Carr is set to join William Sinclair Horticulture as commercial director.

Kevin Bohea joins Recticel and Gradient

Kevin Bohea has joined PIR insulation specialist Recticel as commercial director.

VADO adds to its export sales team

VADO has promoted Iga Mochocka to national specifications manager for Poland.

Liz Hazeldene to head Kohler Mira

Kohler Mira has appointed Liz Hazeldene as managing director with immediate effect, following the recent retirement of Dave Hill.

Changes at Phoenix

Having carried out a complete review of its external sales and marketing team, bathroom manufacturer Phoenix has taken the decision to restructure the managing of its UK and Ireland sales force.

Jon Hartman heads up ITW Industry

ITW Industry has welcomed Jon Hartman as general manager.

Lakes Bathrooms appoints two new designers

Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has appointed two new product designers, Ben Bright and Arthur Valeyev.

BSS Industrial’s new finance director

BSS Industrial has appointed Stephen Hopson, who joined the company in February, as its new finance director.

New appointment at SCA Merchant Services

SCA’s Merchant Services has appointed Dean Morgan as business development manager for the south west region.

New sales executive joins Howarth team

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has appointed Scott Pridgeon as a sales executive to help the firm continue its growth in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas.

New chairman appointed at the Construction Products Association

Knauf Insulation has announced that its managing director of Northern Europe, John Sinfield has been appointed as the new chairman of the Construction Products Association (CPA).

Linde appoints new head of customer service

Material handling company, Linde, has appointed Mark Sullivan as the new head of customer service based in the company’s Basingstoke office.

F & P Wholesale appoints new heating category manager

F & P Wholesale has appointed John Byrne as heating category manager.

Daikin UK names new managing director

Dirk Slagmulder has been named as the new managing director of Daikin Airconditioning UK

Wilo UK appoints new key account manager

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Junior Morrison as a key account manager for the southern region.

Brett Martin appoints new technical sales manager

Brett Martin Daylight Systems has appointed Tony Isaac as the company’s new technical sales manager for the Midlands, South West and South Wales.

New marketing manager for Redring Xpelair

Redring Xpelair Group has appointed Caye Wan as its new marketing manager.