Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 77

MOVERS&SHAKERS NEW TECHNICAL OFFICER APPOINTED »»THE GLASS AND GLAZING Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Kells as Technical Officer joining the current GGF Technical team. With over 30 years’ experience working in the glass industry, Richard will complement the existing skills within the technical dpeartment at the GGF. In addition to his experience at upstream manufacturing plants, glass processing operations and, most recently, as a glass consultant, Richard is able to provide technical advice and support for a wide range of commercial and domestic architectural glass applications. Particular areas of expertise Richard brings to the GGF are architectural glass strength, when glass is being designed to resist mechanical stresses; the solar/optical/thermal performances of most glass types, of which he has in-depth knowledge; and the sorts of visual and performance faults that glass may develop in service. On Richard’s appointment, Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs, commented: “I am delighted that Richard has joined the Federation as part of our technical team. With his solid experience, knowledge and skills, I am sure he will bring a huge amount to this very important role within the GGF.” FROM COLLEAGUE TO CLIENT »»COLIN TORLEY, FORMALLY THE Sales and Marketing Director for The VEKA UK Group, has returned to his Scottish roots to become Managing Director of Ayrshire-based fabricator, Andrew Wright Windows. Colin, 56, worked with VEKA for over 27 years, initially as Sales Manager for Scotland and Ireland and then as Product Manager, before taking on the role of Sales and Marketing Director for the last ten years, based at the company’s Burnley HQ. Discussing his move, Colin says: “After a lot of consideration, I felt that it was time to move nearer to home and family. I was considering positions outside of the industry, but when I attended this year’s FIT show and reconnected with so many friends from the industry, I began to think again. “One of the people I met at the FIT show was Charlie Berry, Owner of Andrew Wright Windows, who called me after the show and offered me the position of Managing Director. I was delighted to accept, and the whole team have already made me feel very welcome. I’m looking forward to working with them all and helping Andrew Wright reach new heights.” New head of construction Audit, tax and consulting firm, RSM, has appointed Kelly Boorman as its head of construction. »»KELLY, WHO IS BASED IN Nottingham, will be responsible for leading the firm’s 40-strong senior team providing advice and support to the construction sector, which accounts for around 10 per cent of RSM’s UK business. Kelly, who has been a partner at RSM since 2012, has 20 years’ professional practice experience advising the construction sector. A trained accountant, Kelly acts for a large number of main and sub-contractors operating both in the UK and internationally and her role involves helping businesses to plan for the future, getting ready for succession and operating in new markets. She also advises many owner-managed businesses on the challenges that they face around working capital requirements, operational structures and maximising the use of their finance function to support growth. Commenting on her appointment, Kelly said: “Although the sector has slowed a little in recent months, the longer term outlook is bright with significant social and economic infrastructure projects in the pipeline. Looking ahead, there are real opportunities for construction firms to reduce costs through greater efficiencies, better technology and improving their operational and finance reporting functions.” C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » J U L 2016 » 77