Vista appoints new business development manager

Ian James Smith, Vista Panels' new business development manager for the south

Composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has appointed a new business development manager for the south. Ian James Smith joins the Wirral-based company with more than 27 years of experience in the fenestration industry, having held previous positions with systems houses and composite door manufacturers.

Like his namesake, Ian Carl Smith, Vista’s current business development and marketing manager, Ian will be responsible for enhancing service to the company’s southern-based customers. “Vista Panels is a leader in both the composite door and PVC-U panel markets, and I’m delighted to have joined such a well-established and successful company,” said Ian.

“I have been really impressed by the professional set up, and by how customer-focused they are,” he continued. “It’s been a tough two years for the industry as a whole, but Vista has come out the other end in a very strong position, and I’m excited to help take the company even further.”

Vista’s current business development and marketing manager, Ian Carl Smith, said: “We took our time with this appointment, as we wanted the right mix of experience and technical knowledge. Ian’s background in sales, fabrication and PVC-U systems really ticked all of those boxes. He is a very welcome addition, and we are really looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team.”