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GGP January 2016

Three new starters in sales RIP Godfrey It is with sadness that independent analyst, D&G Consulting, announces the death of Godfrey Arnold on 24 November, following a short illness. A chemical engineer by profession and most recently a principal of D&G Consulting, Godfrey spent most of his working life in the PVC industry, working with some of the largest manufacturers, where he was responsible for Pan European technical service and market development. There from the beginning of the UK’s PVC window industry, Godfrey was a founder member of the BPF Windows Group and a regular speaker at European PVC window market conferences. One of the industry’s true gents, Godfrey’s expertise, depth of knowledge and commitment to the UK’s PVC window and door industry will be missed. 20 In Brief P E O P L E Composite door company, Solidor, has doubled the size of its sales team with the addition of three experienced new starters. Simon Walker of Door-Stop, Synseal and Permacell Finesse, Emma McDonald and Alan Hague, both of Bowater Doors, joined the Solidor team in December. Solidor CEO, Gareth Mobley, said: “I’m excited to announce the expansion of our sales team, rounding off a year of positive change for Solidor. “Simon, Emma and Alan join us with direct experience in our industry to help us drive Solidor’s growth in 2016. They’re ambitious and passionate, and will prove valuable assets. Welcome to the team!” Selling to the Irish market Duncan Sowter is Thermoseal’s new area sales manager for Ireland, replacing Norman Cameron who has retired from the Group’s Belfast office after 18 years. The Group’s sales director, Mark Hickox, commented: “I’d like to personally thank Norman for his years of commitment to Thermoseal Group. It was himself and Andrew McCandless who initially set up our Belfast branch and has expanded our sales within Ireland. Norman is a big personality and has been a great asset to the team. We wish Norman all the best in the future. “I’d also like to welcome Duncan Sowter. Duncan already has a fair amount of experience of the industry having sold IG units for the past 13 years. He has experience in using our products and those of competitors and so understands what our customers expect in terms of quality and service. Welcome to the team.” Duncan added: “I’m really pleased to be part of an innovative and industry leading business with such a broad range of high quality products I can sell into the Irish market.” Hayley is new ops engineer www.ggpmag.com January 2016 • Vita Hardware has promoted Sarah Manogue to Northern region sales manager. Sarah, who originally joined Vita in a customer support role, said: “I’m delighted that the relationships that I’ve built up with Vita customers, and my experience of hardware solutions, has led me to be promoted to the Northern sales manager. Vita has a clear vision for the future with a great team of people at its core.” • Tim Armitage, is leaving Synseal to become a WarmCore fabricator. Tim said: “Changing direction now whilst also being able to work with my adopted Synseal family again, albeit this time as a customer, will let me have the best of both worlds, something I will greatly enjoy moving forward. “I would like to thank all of my colleagues and customers alike that have worked alongside me in my time at Synseal.” • The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has appointed Phil Pinnington as health and safety and facilities manager. W ith over 18 years’ experience working within the charity, energy and transport sectors, Phil also holds qualifications from NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), British Safety Council, IOSH (Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, and BSI (British Standards Institute). Sports award Ross on Wye based Rehau recently sponsored the third annual Ross Gazette Awards, which recognise the achievements of local businesses, volunteers and sports people. Rehau’s marketing and technical director, Gareth Jones, was at this year’s awards ceremony to present the Young Sports Person of the Year award to Freddie Hemingway, an England Schools U16 rugby international. Gareth said: “We’re a big employer in a small town so it’s really important that we do our bit in the local community. “As a keen sports fan, it was particularly nice for me to be able to present the Young Sports Person award to such a high achieving young man.” Powdertech (Corby), the specialist metal finisher, has appointed Hayley Beasley as operations engineer, based at the company's plant in Corby. Sales director, Richard Besant, said: “Hayley’s appointment as operations engineer is a key part of our business strategy. Hayley will work alongside the operations manager and commercial manager to accelerate the delivery of process improvements that translate into improving our commercial offer and customer service. Hayley’s excellent qualifications and practical experience in project and people management will further develop the robustness of our business systems to deliver consistent quality, delivery and improved efficiency.”


GGP January 2016
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