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Zink PEOPLE 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk STA appoints new chief executive SEA welcomes Lord Best OBE SFS says it has appointed a highl y experienced busine ss de velopment manager to provide o riginal equipment manufacturers (OEM) for the roofing and cladding sector with a singl e point of contact. The business d evelopm en t ma nager will match their panel syste ms with the mo st suitable fast ening solut ions. Craig Smith is said to bring three decades of experience in the roofing and cladding industry to the role and joins SFS from Sain t-Gobain’s specialist insulation and dry li ning distribution business, where he was national sales manager. Craig will further strength en SFS’s relationships with OEMs, as well as build new pa rtnerships, to help system manufacturers and installers provide clients with the highest quality building envelopes. www.sfsintec.co.uk Wetherby Building Systems says it is expanding its sales operation to gear up for targeted growth in the newbuild sector, with the appointment of a new technical sales manager in the South East. Responsible for promoting all of Wetherby’s external wall insulation systems, Will Jones is focusing on communicating the benefits of Wetherby’s innovative solutions specifically developed to work with modern methods of construction including timber and steel frame, as well as off-site construction opportunities. Wetherby’s sales director, Paul Kirby, commented: “Will is a fantastic addition to our sales team; he has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry, which is invaluable in this role. Wetherby has a strong reputation in the refurbishment market, but we also have a range of unique systems to work in the new-build and off-site sector, and Will is the ideal person to promote these solutions.” www.wbs-ltd.co.uk New marketing director appointed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and workwear specialist Supertouch, has appointed Graham Flanders as its business development manager for the South West. According to the company, Flanders will play a crucial role in expanding and developing the business across the South West. Graham joins Supertouch from supplier of safety equipment, Arco, where he was account manager for ten years. His experience at Arco has given him a great depth of knowledge of the safety industry. Graham commented: “It is an exciting time to be joining the business and I am keen to build the brand’s customer base, particularly in the South West region. I am really looking forward to working closely with leading brands like Aimont and Pyramex, and helping to continue the growth of Supertouch.” www.supertouch.com 016 JANUARY 2018 RCIMAG.COM Copper Stainless Lord Best replaces Baroness Maddock who is stepping down as president following a period of ill health from which she is now recovered. Lord Best sits as an independent crossbencher in the House of Lords. He is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People. Lesley Rudd, SEA chief executive, commented: “On behalf of the Sustainable Energy Association and all of its members I would like to thank Baroness Maddock for her substantial contribution over many years as president of the organisation. “I am delighted to welcome our new president, Lord Best OBE. As we strive to deliver an industrial strategy that provides for clean growth, our buildings are pivotal and Lord Best’s knowledge and experience in this area, together with his obvious passion, will enrich our work. www.sustainableenergyassociation.com SFS intec appoints two new managers SFS intec, says it has welcomed Bethan Mulvenna and Katie Bowman as its new technical sales managers to serve building envelope customers in London, the South-East and South-West of England. Bethan will head-up sales in the South-East region. Having acquired 18 years’ experience in the building products market, including work with leading manufacturers of specialist insulation. Katie will head-up sales in the South-East region and is said to have a wealth of experience in the building product manufacturing and specification markets, having previously worked in a technical sales role with a metals and composite specialist, and architectural specification for a ceiling manufacturer. www.sfsintec.co.uk “Exciting time” for new product manager Knauf Insulation has appointed a new product manager to lead the development of its glass mineral wool range. Lisa Richardson brings 17 years’ experience in product marketing to her role with the St Helens-based manufacturer. In her new role, Lisa will be responsible for working with customers to grow Knauf Insulation’s glass product range which includes Supafil, its blowing glass mineral wool, OmniFit, its multi-application product, and its DriTherm cavity slabs. Steve Smith, marketing manager at Knauf Insulation, said: “Customers are now seeking opportunities to find alternatives to PIR insulation as the shortage of the material continues. Lisa’s appointment will allow us to continue to work alongside customers to deliver new systems and solutions.” www.knauf.co.uk Growth targeted Knauf Insulation has appointed Vanessa Rae as marketing director to develop the brand’s presence in Northern Europe. Working closely with managing director John Sinfield and the central marketing team in Brussels, Vanessa will lead all Northern European marketing activities. Vanessa joins from Rolls- Royce, where she was head of marketing and communications for its digital organisation. Vanessa commented: “The business is constantly developing new products and technology to meet the evolving needs of its customers and to raise the overall performance of the built environment. “This, coupled with the rise of digitalisation in the construction industry as a whole, makes it an incredibly exciting time to join the business.” www.knaufinsulation.co.uk Chris Hewett has been appointed as the new CEO of the Solar Trade Association (STA). Chris, who has been leading on policy for the STA since June, is said to bring 25 years of experience to the role, having previously headed up the Environment Agency’s climate change team. He has previously also worked for Green Alliance, IPPR and the Finance Innovation Lab at senior level. Chris Hewett said: “I am honoured to be leading the solar industry into its next phase of growth. As we move away from a subsidised market, our role at the STA will be to showcase the brilliance of the solar and storage industries, to identify and promote effective new business models, to safeguard quality, and to secure a level playing field in terms of policy and market frameworks.” www.solar-trade.org.uk Supertouchmakes safe appointment SFS intec creates new OEM-focused role


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