Clearview National December 2015 - Issue 169 - Page 16

INDUSTRYNEWS Singing Salesman »»Due to an unprecedented response to the launch of Liniar’s installation supplies range, the innovative company has moved quickly to recruit an enthusiastic new sales manager to help manage the influx of inquiries – and he can’t wait to ‘tune in’ to the company’s success. If the name Phil Turner doesn’t ring a bell with those in the industry, then the face and voice might spark memories of him leading an impromptu sing-along session with his guitar in the bar of the Holiday Inn after the Gala Dinner at the last FIT Show. He joins Liniar from Rapier Star where he spent more than 11 years as Technical Sales Manager for the North. “I began my career as an office junior before moving on to technical support and then being sent out on the road. And I’ve been on the road ever since,” says Phil. “I’ve always been very passionate about the technical side of things and that’s one of many elements that attracted me to Liniar.” Working with Business Development Director Tony Basile, Phil will be visiting window fabricators all over the UK, and then focusing on the Northern region in the longer term. We caught up with Phil to find out what attracted Liniar’s new Northern Region Sales Manager of Building Supplies and Roofs to the company. So what are Phil’s ambitions for his new role? “My aim is to build on the brand and make my mark with Liniar. I’d like my contribution to have an influence on the future success of the business. I’m looking forward to being part of this excellent team, working with our valued customers and bringing even greater success.” Visit Big name profile companies roll out to take part »»More than a dozen PVCu and aluminium systems producers are showing at The FIT Show when it opens on April 12th, 13th and 14th next year, the biggest gathering of such companies for a decade. With many of the industry’s established stalwarts exhibiting there are also one or two newer names joining the throng and all are claiming something new on offer, including brand new systems. However, all are keeping their big items under wraps for the time being. FIT Show managing director Paul Godwin says: “There has been a significant rationalisation of the systems companies since the heady days of the ‘80s and ‘90s but the dozen plus systems companies exhibiting at next year’s FIT Show is the best turnout for a decade, and includes most of the big names. 16 » DEC 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Companies exhibiting so far include: Deceuninck; Duraflex; Eclectic; Eurocell; Ikon; Liniar; Profile 22; Rehau; Selecta; Spectus; Swish; Synseal; and VEKA. “This is great news for the window industry,” Paul continued. “That these companies are investing millions of pounds in design, development, new machinery and tooling at this time is great news for all of us. It shows great faith in the future of the industry.” Paul suggests that it shows an extraordinary commitment to The FIT Show: “The FIT Show has become a key part of the window, door and conservatory industry’s calendar is confirmed by these and other exhibitors coordinating their product development cycle with the Show.” Visit