Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 125

MOVERS&SHAKERS TERRY JOINS LINIAR SALES TEAM »»LINIAR IS DELIGHTED TO announce that Terry Grant has joined the sales team – and after six months of gardening leave he’s “chomping at the bit” to get started. Terry began his inauguration in the industry in 1992, working at Regency Plastics for two years before moving on to KB Sterling for a further two years, and then spending four years with Diplomat before joining Eurocell in 1999. He spent 16 years there before leaving his role as Regional Manager in the South last June. Terry took six months of gardening leave due to the terms of his contract with Eurocell, which also prevents him from contacting any of his old customers until July this year. So what has he been doing to keep himself occupied during his enforced break? “Well, my garden is now immaculate! Seriously though, it’s been quite nice to have a break. I’ve managed to get around to finishing off plenty of long overdue jobs around the house and garden. “As much as I’ve enjoyed a rest, I’m chomping at the bit to get back to work! I’m looking forward to introducing myself to all of my new customers and developing relationships with them. www.linear.co.uk ROBERT HARTILL APPOINTED AS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DIRECTOR »»EPWIN GROUP IS PROUD to announce that ex-Mul-TLock Managing Director, Robert Hartill, has joined the company as Business Improvement Director. Robert has 26 years’ experience in the security sector, having previously worked for Chubb Security, Hoppe and Grouphomesafe, the last of which he spent six years at director level. Robert’s appointment at Epwin is part of Managing Director Clare O’Hara’s wider strategy of maintaining the Company’s position as leader in the industry; Robert’s focus will be very much on the customers and their experience of dealing with the company. “This is an exciting time to be joining Epwin,” Robert said. “The wealth of experience already within the group, alongside some of the new appointments, is creating a formi-dable team. “The investment in new products and production facilities will help us improve our customers’ experience, and my efforts will be focused on supporting the sales team, mak-ing us easier to do business with, and bringing more cohesion across the brands and functions. “ I have worked with Epwin as a supplier and always admired the business and the pro-fessionalism and ethos of their people, and from those I’ve already spoken to, it’s a great place to work.” Further information may be found at: http://www.epwin.co.uk New appointments strengthen growing team »»HARDWARE SUPPLIER WINKHAUS UK has made some key personnel appointments. The company’s German board has appointed Justin Harris as Managing Director, following the upcoming retirement of longserving incumbent James Hurst, whilst Anita Brinkworth has been appointed as Financial Director. Having spent 18 years at Winkhaus, Justin took over as Commercial Director in 2013, and has shaped a sales strategy that has seen the company grow by 34% in that time. “I’m looking forward to leading Winkhaus through the next stage of development,” said Justin. Justin has brought about other changes within Winkhaus’ senior management. Mike Rushen has become National Sales Manager, after eleven years with the company. One of Mike’s first tasks in his new role is to recruit two new regional Project Managers for the South East and North East regions. David Joseph, an experienced Project Manager since 2000, and member of both the Master Locksmiths Association and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, has also been promoted to Architectural Contracts Manager and will continue to develop Winkhaus’ growing reputation in the architectural and veneered timber fire door market. Contact 01536 316091 C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » M A R 2016 » 125