Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 94

MOVERS&SHAKERS TRADE GROWTH BECKONS WITH NEW BDM NEW TECHNICAL MANAGER JOINS “DYNAMIC BUSINESS” » » MIKE HART HAS JOINED The Residence Collection and Window Widgets as technical manager, bringing with him considerable experience from one of the leading German systems companies, where he enjoyed a distinguished 14-year career. With a degree in Product Design and Engineering, coupled with unrivalled experience as a design engineer and technical manager, Mike will be responsible for research and development, training, testing, product verification, whilst also providing a front end customer support role. His time will be split between market-defining The Residence Collection and highly- regarded Window Widgets sides of the overall business. Mike commented: “I’m delighted to join what is clearly a dynamic business and in a role that will also enable me to be a little more creative and innovative in terms of product design. We are a unique business with unrivalled brands and my objective is to bring further technical excellence into everything that we do.” Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director concluded: “Mike was an outstanding candidate for us and we feel honoured that he’s joined the close-knit team we have here. He’s already adding considerable added technical value to us, something that out trade partners will also be able to harness.” » » BRIAN WEBB IS SET TO spearhead trade sector growth at respected Newton Abbott fabricator Fenster, as new Business Development Manager. Brian brings decades of experience to the role, having previously worked at some of the biggest names in UK fenestration. Brian comments, “I’ve known MD Tony Drake for a number of years now, and I’ve always been hugely impressed by the passion, integrity and uncompromising commitment to quality he and the rest of the Fenster team demonstrate. “In my role, I’m going to be spreading the word that Fenster is one of the biggest and best aluminium glazing suppliers in the South West of England, offering outstanding quality products, tight turnaround times, and industry-leading customer service.” Founded in 2006, Fenster is one of the West Country’s leading aluminium suppliers. A major supplier of Smarts aluminium doors and windows, Fenster is arguably best known for Üni_Slide, its flagship wide- span sliding door equally suited to commercial and residential applications. Offering exceptional thermal efficiency, build quality, and desirable minimalist aesthetics, Üni_Slide can achieve frame sightlines as slim as 20mm, a slim central interlock, and support sliding panels of up to 3m high/ 2.2m wide, with each panel capable of holding up to 320kg of glass. Hat-trick of key appointments » » WITH THE CONTINUED SUCCESS of the XtremeDoor brand, award-winning panel and composite door manufacturer Vista has completed a hat-trick of high-profile new appointments. Strengthening Vista’s sales team, Haydon Statham joins the Merseyside-firm as its new National Sales Manager. He brings with him a wealth of experience from previous roles within major systems companies and door manufacturers. Also joining the team is seasoned HR specialist Anne Williams. Joining from Jaguar Land Rover, Anne’s remit as HR Manager is to aid the senior management in supporting 94 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M and growing Vista’s talented team of well-over 100 people. Anne will focus on the industry- wide skills shortage by looking at new areas of recruitment and sourcing the right candidates. Last, but not least, Vista welcomes Liam Barnes to the team as Quality Manager. Also joining from the automotive industry, Liam brings a decade of experience to the role, along with a degree in quality management systems. Liam will be exploring any and every opportunity to improve Vista’s operation, as well as managing Vista’s ISO 9001:2008 quality management, ISO 14001:2004 environmental management and OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety management accreditations.