Clearview National November 2017 - Issue 192 - Page 36

MOVERS&SHAKERS New Chief Operating Officer Named » » QUANEX, MULTINATIONAL building products supplier and parent company of warm edge experts Edgetech, has promoted an experienced member of its senior team. George Wilson has been named Quanex Chief Operating Officer, a new post designed to oversee the company’s US and international operations. Prior to his promotion, George was President of the firm’s Insulating Glass Systems division – and it was in this capacity that he visited the UK back in July to help Edgetech celebrate ten years of manufacturing in Britain. For 18 years before joining Quanex, George held operational and financial positions of increasing responsibility at Lauren International and Federal-Mogul. George holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron. Bill Griffiths, Quanex Chief Executive Officer commented: “George’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer is a natural organisational move that compliments his strong operations background and will enable the company to move to the next level in the journey towards operational excellence. NEW MARKETING DIRECTOR APPOINTED Cambridge based Mighton Products has announced Jim Herrington as its Marketing Director. » » “JIM JOINS US FROM the Telecoms industry and has varied experience working on a range of prestigious projects and events, including a major project for the 2012 Olympics,” explained Mighton Chairman Mike Derham. “Jim’s an award winning Chartered Marketer with rich experience and in- depth knowledge, gathered from several sectors, which puts him in a great position to creatively lead our Marketing department and help drive the Mighton brand forward. We are very pleased to welcome him on board.” Herrington commented: “It’s a great opportunity to join a well-established professional team who have put in some fantastic work to date. Because of the strength of the foundation that has already been built, we’ll be looking at a number of different activities where we can target key areas, which I expect will have a notable impact on the business. Mighton has reached an incredibly interesting point in terms of its growth and I am excited to be joining the company now to help take things to the next level.” 36 » N OV 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “George will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of our businesses worldwide, which will allow me to focus more on broader strategic initiatives to further enhance and create shareholder value.” NEW FACE AT CONSERVATORY ROOF BUSINESS » » A BIRMINGHAM-BASED conservatory roof manufacturer has appointed a new business development manager. Dene Rylands, 43, from Stoke has joined Abcell (www.abcell. in Witton, Birmingham, from Listers Trade Frames. During 20 years with Listers, Dene climbed through the ranks from driver to commercial sales manager. Dene, who lives in Werrington with his wife and two children, said: “Everything’s happened really quickly. I came down to visit Abcell a couple of weeks ago. Paul Ford, the managing director, showed me the site. And he shared some of his plans for growth over the next five years. It’s an exciting time to be joining the team. “I have a lot of good contacts in the trade. I’ll be catching up with them again over the coming months - that’s for sure. And I hope I can play my part as the Abcell success story continues.” Abcell was established in to service conservatory installers throughout the country. Since then, Abcell has grown to manufacture and supply a range of specialist products exclusively for the trade. These products include Guardian Warm Roofs, Warmcore Bi-Fold doors, and Stratus Lantern Roofs. In 2009, Abcell diversified by launching its own glass processing service to manufacture Eco-cool glass. Abcell managing director Paul Ford said: “One look at Dene’s CV shows he’s a hard worker. But he possesses a good deal of commercial know-how too. That’s a great blend.” Dene Rylands, new Abcell Business Development Manager.