PEOPLE Stuart is new technician Four directors join the board New general manager Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Dragan Maksimović as general manager. The new appointment will see Dragan, who joined Sika in 2002, build on the Sika and Everbuild brands in the UK. In 2016, the company is aiming to achieve 6% growth in net sales whilst maintaining profitability levels. The company hopes to achieve this by further developing its network of specifiers, strengthening relationships with key specialist distributors and adding to the Sika contractor networks. The company will also continue to focus on securing major projects via its major project management team, as well as developing inter-company business. “I strongly believe that teamwork stands behind every result and that people do make the difference,” commented Dragan. “Sika UK is a strong company and I am looking forward to the challenge of growing the brand in the UK.” Dragan takes over from Ivo Schaedler who has taken on the extended responsibility of area manager Europe South, responsible for the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Mauritius within Sika. 20 Following the recent appointment of a new programming technician at its Dumfriesshire programming centre, Business Micros has now appointed another technical services technician. Stuart Morrison has joined the company’s Penpont office, helping customers with technical queries both online and on the telephone. He brings the Business Micros technical resource team to 12 members, with four now based in Penpont and eight in Newton-Le- Willows. Prior to joining Business Micros, 24 year old Stuart worked as a network engineer with BT. Managing director, Graeme Bailey, said: “We’re expanding all the time to respond to demand from both new and existing customers. Stuart is the fourth addition to the technical resource team in just over a year as we have shown our determination to maintain service levels to all of our customers no matter how quickly we grow.” Insight anniversaries Geze UK has strengthened its presence in the East of England with the promotion of Steven Chandler to area sales manager for automatic doors. Steven joined Geze in 2002 as project estimator and has more than 20 years’ industry experience across technical, sales and estimating and customer support. In his new role, Steven will be responsible for increasing the company’s market share across the East Midlands and East Anglia. He will work closely with fabrication companies as well architects, specifiers and contractors to provide the right solutions for each project from across the company’s comprehensive range of automatic door products. “I enjoy working for Geze. It is a reputable and growing company which looks after its customers and staff alike. The company is travelling in the right direction and has been growing rapidly over the last 12 months, so I am delighted to take the position of area sales manager for the East of England and have the opportunity to contribute to that growth.” www.ggpmag.com April 2016 Steven is promoted Four new directors have joined the board at Cornwall Glass and Glazing (CGG) to support its business growth. Matt Prowse, who started out as an glass operative apprentice, has been rewarded for his ‘hard work and results’ over the past 16 years with the title of group director. Matt found his niche as a sales representative for the Devon and Somerset areas and will be responsible for developing a ‘focused sales strategy’ in Somerset and surrounding areas. Martin Saint, who has been in the glass trade for more than 30 years and with CGG for over 12 years, has joined the board as production director, where he will be responsible for production at the company's four main manufacturing sites. As glazing and installation director, Mark Herbert, who joined CGG as glazing supervisor in 2005, going on to become general manager for Exeter, retains day to day management at Exeter and will also have board responsibility for Colston, Bristol. Finally, Mark Knight, who started as the group’s HR manager in 2010, has been appointed as director, where he will ‘further develop processes and procedures to ensure the systems are robust enough for the group’s growth ambitions’. The new additions bring the total number of board members at CGG to 11. Prospect data supplier, Insight Data, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, while two of its staff have both celebrated five years of success with the company. Sean Payne joined Insight Data’s email marketing department in 2011, before moving into software development. He worked on the Salestracker CRM platform before spearheading the launch of an all new version 3.0, and became head of software development in 2015. Meanwhile, Kirsty Winter (pictured right), started her career as part of the Insight telephone research team, spending three years in research and analysis, before progressing into customer support and then being promoted to business development manager two years ago. Insight commercial director, Helen Costeloe Hughes, commented: “Sean and Kirsty are part of a dynamic team and I’m proud to see them both develop through the business and help spearhead some very exciting new developments in the pipeline”. Back row (from left): Martin Saint, production director; Mark Herbert, glazing & installations director; Matt Prowse, director; Paul Garrard, director. Middle row: Angus Herdman, sales director; Martin Phillips, finance director; Mark Knight, HR director; Mark Norcliffe, director. Front row: Mark Mitchell,co chairman; David Mitchell, founder; Garry Mitchell, co chairman.
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