Builders' Merchants News
Gledhill appoints national sales manager

Gledhill has appointed Sharon Rawlins to the position of national sales manager, as part of an ongoing investment and expansion strategy designed to further develop the company’s market share.

Climate Center rolls out new technical support team

Climate Center has established a new technical team to support customers on major air conditioning projects.

Aqualisa appoints new CEO

David Hollander has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Aqualisa Group.

Elta looks to strengthen its position with MD appointment

Elta Fans has appointed Damian Buxton as the new managing director of its Fareham manufacturing facility.

Keyline appoints new managing director

Keyline has appointed Kieran Griffin as its new managing director, as the builders’ merchant looks to build on its success over the past year.

IronmongeryDirect appointment enhances customer experience

IronmongeryDirect has appointed Edward Patten as merchandising manager to further improve its service and drive the company forward.

New addition to VADO’s marketing department

UK brassware manufacturer VADO has appointed Aaron Kennedy to its marketing department as graphic designer.

New business director for Stelrad

Stelrad Radiators has welcomed Garry Naughton to the business in his new role as business director.

NMBS appoints new business development manager

NMBS has made a new appointment to its national sales team, appointing Ian Young as business development manager (central/northern).

Fry is a perfect fit for Jablite

Sarah Fry has joined Jablite as its new national flooring manager.

Raffaela De Vittorio takes on marketing director role at Geberit

Geberit has appointed Raffaela De Vittorio to the position of marketing director.

ITW Industry awards loyal employees

Several longstanding employees of ITW Industry have received awards for their loyal service.

Fakro appoints new sales director

Andrew Prosser has been appointed to the position of sales director at Fakro GB.

New MD for F&P Wholesale

F & P Wholesale, a distributor of heating, plumbing and bathroom products to the independent merchant sector, appointed Jed Kenrick as managing director earlier this year.

Whirlpool UK announces changes

Whirlpool has announced a number of changes within the organisation.

Neat Concepts appoints sales director

Neat Concepts has announced that it has appointed Mohammed Mushtaq as sales director.

Dave Holley joins Fernox

Dave Holley has joined Fernox as technical project manager.

Jablite Insulation expands roofing team

Nina Mineghetti has joined Jablite Insulation’s roofing team as northern roofing manager.

Wolseley UK appoints new multichannel director

Jeremy Maxwell has been appointed as multichannel director at Wolseley UK.

Yale recruits to strengthen trade support in 2014

Security specialist Yale has appointed four new salespeople to strengthen support to its national network of trade customers.

New Rowlinson Timber trio

Rowlinson Timber has added to its sales team with the appointment of three new members of staff.

SCA appointments at new Melton Site

Throughout the autumn progress has been continuing at SCA Timber Supply’s new wood processing facility at Melton on Humberside, with production lines starting to come on stream towards achieving full operational capability in spring 2014.

Obituary: Ian Robey

Ian Robey OBE, a past president of the BMF, passed away on 25 November 2013 after a long illness.

Geoff Cooper appointed non-executive director of Informa

Travis Perkins has announced that its chief executive, Geoff Cooper, has been appointed as non-executive director of Informa.

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.