Rehau fabricator, Sun Trade Windows, has promoted two of its external sales team.
Lee Thomas has been promoted from Wales regional manager to national sales manager and Richard Lane has been promoted from southern regional manager to national depot manager.
Both Lee and Richard have spent several years with Sun Trade as part of the external sales team and are said to have played a ‘pivotal role’ in the company’s success since they joined, with back-to-back record sales years having been achieved.
Reflecting on his time so far with Sun Trade, Lee commented: “Since my very first day, I have felt like a valued and important member of a progressive and friendly team. From starting out as an area sales representative, I am now the proud manager of a team of nine with several regions under my guidance. The dedication I have to the company has really paid off and for me this promotion has really cemented my future with Sun Trade.”
Richard also took into account his time spent with the company so far: “What is great about working for Sun Trade is the feeling that I can put ideas forward about what I believe is best for growing the business and implement them throughout all 12 depots. I am supported by an organisation that values its staff and has a ‘sky is the limit’ mentality.”
Steve Graves, head of Business & Development, also commented: “With Sun’s continued growth and expansion, as well as at least one new depot scheduled in 2014, the need for experienced regional managers to take on more responsibility was a necessity. With our customer retention rate increasing significantly and a massive upsurge in new business, of which Lee and Richard have no doubt played a significant part, they were both the clear choices for the new roles. With these new appointments I firmly believe that not only will Sun continue to be a formidable name in the industry but we have never been in a better position to service and look after customers new or old.”