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GGP August 2017

P E O P L E AluK has announced two ‘significant changes’ in the structure of its commercial management team designed to help customers ‘make the most of the enormous opportunities which lie ahead in aluminium’. Nigel Headford has been appointed as sales director, with overall responsibility for sales into both the commercial and trade/residential markets. Nigel has been in the industry for 32 years and was previously head of AluK’s commercial division, so brings a huge amount of experience with him. Alongside Nigel, AluK’s head of marketing, Sioned Webb, has been 18 promoted to the role of marketing director and will be shaping the company’s future marketing and product development strategy. Both Nigel and Sioned will be working closely with customers to identify and secure growth opportunities across the trade, residential and commercial sectors and overseeing the roll out of all the new AluK products which generated such excitement at the FIT Show. Sioned is already helping to establish AluK as the most exciting aluminium brand in the industry and will be particularly focused on making sure customers get the most from their partnerships with AluK. President steps down Team is ‘restructured’ Commercial management changes at AluK www.ggpmag.com August 2017 Emplas says it has ‘restructured’ its senior management team as part of a three-year ‘strategic growth plan’ through to 2020. With significant and continuing growth in Q1 and Q2 this year and following on from increased sales last year, the organisational review sees Emplas bring new and experienced personnel to its senior leadership team. This sees Ryan Johnson continue to head the business as managing director. Kush Patel, formerly Emplas’ operations director, steps up to a new position as deputy managing director, while Philip Brown continues in his tenure as financial director. Ray Sinclair assumes a new role of operations director, while John Leary is Emplas’ recently appointed sales and marketing director. Roberto Canassa is also promoted to board level as IT director. Kevin Johnson will continue to offer strategic leadership to the business as Emplas’ chairman, while its board will also be supported by a newly created management team. Ryan Johnson said: “We have seen some great growth but recognise that we need the right people – not just the right infrastructure – in place to ensure that it continues to be delivered sustainably. “The appointments that we have made, allows us to bring some exceptionally experienced people into senior roles, which gives us depth and resource as a team to fulfil our ambitions for future growth.” In Brief • Cornwall Glass has appointed Adam Shaylor as sales manager of its newly acquired architectural glass business. Cornwall Glass completed the purchase of Hayes based multilaminate specialist, LW Architectural Glass at the end of March, now operating as Cornwall Architectural Glass – London. Adam has held previous senior sales roles within the glass industry with Nicholls & Clarke and Glassolutions / Saint-Gobain, culminating in a role as head of strategic sales. • The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has appointed a new training manager to help ramp up work in the education, training and skills arena for the joinery and woodworking industry. Tony Batchelor joins the BWF team following former membership and training director Dave Campbell’s departure. Tony will be responsible for delivering on the BWF’s three core training objectives: increasing recruitment into the sector; maintaining and developing high quality qualifications and delivery partners, and fostering a culture of continuous learning in the industry. The new role will focus exclusively on training and Tony will also support the development of associated commercial products. The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that Alan Burgess, of Masterframe Windows, has resigned his position of president with the GGF with immediate effect. Alan has been involved with the GGF for more than 20 years and as well as having two terms on the GGF board, he has also been chair of the GGF Window and Door Group and Home Improvement Executive. On leaving the position, Alan said: “It is with real regret that I feel unable to continue in this role and to step down prematurely.” GGF vice president, John Agnew of Independent Glass, has now been elected by the GGF board as the new GGF president with immediate effect. John has been on the GGF board Alan Burgess felt ‘unable to continue’ as GGF president for many years and is the chair of the GGF’s Glazing Executive. On taking on the role John commented: “I would like to thank Alan for his contribution to the federation and I look forward to serving as president and working on behalf of all the GGF members.”


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