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GGP JAN 2013

PEOPLE Joachim Oberrauch. New president elected New Kat elected as president of the member states. As one of its in townassociations representing European Joachim Oberrauch, 37, has been European Plastic Window founders, EPW belongs to the Association (EPW) for the coming cross-material umbrella association, year. EPW is the association of EuroWindoor, the common manufacturers of plastic windows representation of the European and Mr Oberrauch is member of fenestration and door sectors, the administrative board of Finstral which is the ‘voice’ of 30 national AG in Bozen, Italy. associations all over Europe, serving The EPW was founded in 1999 more than 50,000 companies with and pursues the twin objectives of more than 1 million employees. both representing the interests of Among others, a main topic of KAT UK has appointed Rick manufacturers of PVC-U windows EPW’s current work is the European Libbey as its new Group in Europe and strengthening their Construction Products Regulation managing director. He is said supply industry. Another EPW and CE marking which will have a to bring an ‘unprecedented objective is to improve cooperation significant impact on companies of C.V.’ with considerable among its members, i.e. national the sector. experience, including 30 years in the British Army and over Marketing appointment ended his army career with thethree years as director of ThePrince’s Trust Wales. Libbey Purplex Marketing, the specialist PR clients stay well ahead of rank of Brigadier when he and marketing agency for the the competition.” commanded the army in Wales window industry, has announced Sarah will work from 2006-2009. the appointment of Sarah Coward alongside Sam Cross, head He commented: “I’m thrilled as group marketing manager. of PR at Purplex, who to be joining KAT UK which is She joins Purplex after a career commented: “Sarah is a already a well established and in digital and direct marketing seasoned marketing respected business. I’m looking in both client and agency roles. professional who can see to help the business realise its In addition to senior positions the bigger picture as well as true potential and I believe that at the Database Group and the small details that make L-R: Andrew Scott, Sarah Coward and Sam Cross. this will be an exciting time for Alexandra plc, she also worked at all the difference and she is all those involved in the company. the Bristol Evening Post newspaper already making a positive impact and Saatchi man, Jim O’Connor. “Our outstanding people will and ran a national membership across the business.” Sarah commented: “I am really help us deliver even higher and brand loyalty scheme for a Purplex has a team of 26 excited to have joined Purplex. The quality bespoke products and leading leisure business. marketing people with dedicated business has grown 40% every year at the same time, set new Andrew Scott, managing director teams specialising in marketing and continues to work with the standards of service for the of Purplex, said: “I am delighted to strategy, PR and media, creative leading suppliers across the glazing customer. I am absolutely welcome Sarah to our team. Her design, web and digital and direct and building products industry. I confident that 2013 will be a marketing experience and results marketing as well as a number of am looking forward to working great year for us and our driven approach, will ensure our consultants, including ex Saatchi with existing and new clients.” valued customers.” Dedicated development Following a significant period of product development, Essex Safety Glass (ESG) has appointed James Mott as business development manager for its switchable glass product range which includes ESG Polyvision, said to be the largest sized privacy glass on the market. Scott Sinden, managing director at ESG, commented: “Our decision to appoint a dedicated business development manager reflects the James Mott. Award pinnacle: The recent Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education upward trend in the use of our Awards Lunch, sponsored by IronmongeryDirect, was said to be the biggest ever. The intelligent glass products which has in terms of business development. occasion, held for the first time at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, in London’s resulted in a dramatic increase in “I will be contributing to the Mayfair, saw diplomas being presented to the successful Level 3 students and the top our privacy glass sales over the past company’s expansion by further prizes handed out. The Pinnacle Award, sponsored by ASSA ABLOY, presented to the student with the best aggregate score over the three years of the education 18 months.” developing relationships with a programme, was awarded to Steven Lynn of WT Lynn, along with the Gold Medal He commented: “I am excited to broad spectrum of specifiers, which is presented to the top Level Three student. Steven has worked for his family’s join ESG at a pivotal time in the architects, glazing contractors Stoke-on-Trent construction supply company for 15 years and has been actively company’s growth. ESG has a and specialist interior fit out involved in the architectural ironmongery side of that business for the past eight years. The Pinnacle Award is part of the GAI’s continuing commitment to excellence in commitment to technical ingenuity companies, both on commercial education and training in the architectural ironmongery trade. and manufacturing that is invaluable and residential projects.” 18 January 2013 Glass & Glazing Products


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