Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 106

MOVERS&SHAKERS New appointment RETURNING SALESMAN helps strengthens TO SPEARHEAD GROWTH customer service offer Fast-growing fabricator Sierra is » » A FAMILIAR INDUSTRY name has joined Siegenia UK Limited at its Coventry-based headquarters. Tomas Berry joins the specialist hardware business in a newly created role as Internal Sales Office Manager. Tomas is an old hand when it comes to working in the glass and glazing industry, principally working with high quality produced European products. Tomas spent 15-years working for hardware producer Roto-Frank, before joining glass machinery supplier, Promac. Commenting, Adrian Vicker, UK General Manager said: “Tomas has a vast amount of technical and sales experience and we are very lucky to have him on-board. The introduction of his role in the UK is key to Siegenia’s voyage to expand customer awareness of our products and grow the support we offer our customers.” Most of the activities Tomas will undertake, will involve him managing customer expectations celebrating the return of an experienced member of its senior team. » » WHEN HE LEFT THE Paignton firm ten years ago, Paul Tranter was Sierra’s highly respected Regional Sales Manager for the South East of England. Now, after periods spent working for major fabricators, he returns as Sales Director, aiming to take the long-standing company to new heights of success. - Siegenia’s main route to market is via its distributor network and Tomas will be responsible for ensuring that their needs and the needs of their customers are satisfied. Tomas comments: “I have a responsibility to ensure our distributors get the highest level of support to sell our products and to help them offer technical advice. “I’m delighted to be back at Sierra,” Paul commented. “It really feels like I’m coming home. It’s the business where I first started my sales career way back in 2001, and I’ve always been hugely fond of it. “My history with Sierra means I’m already aware of what makes it so special – fantastic products, quality craftsmanship and some of the best, most customer-focused service in the industry. “With three industry-leading systems, we can help installers cater to a vast array of different projects and properties. “With our experienced, dedicated business development managers, we provide some of the finest customer support in the industry. “And now, in my new role, I want to take that fantastic offering to potential customers all around the country.” NEW WAREHOUSE & TRANSPORT LOGISTICS MANAGER FOR RESIDENCE & WIDGETS » » DW3 PRODUCTS GROUP has appointed Chris Follows as the new Warehouse & Transport Logistics Manager for Residence Collection and Window Widgets to support the businesses’ strong growth and expansion plans. Chris brings strong experience working in logistics for 25 years, most recently for the Epwin Group. Prior to Ewpin, Chris worked for Excell Logistics on multi-site contracts, of which Rehau was a major contract. In addition to his extensive transport knowledge, Chris’ key skills include managing large teams over a 24-hour operation, restructuring warehouses and introducing new systems to meet KPIs and improve efficiencies. Chris is responsible for achieving consistently strong On Time, In Full (OTIF) delivery rates, and implementing a new racking and storage system so 106 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M stock can be found quicker. Chris comments: “It’s exciting to be joining two businesses that are experiencing fantastic growth in the market. It’s also timely to review existing systems and processes and see what can be improved to make our service better, quicker and more efficient. “In just three months of joining I’m pleased to see that some of my initiatives are paying off and we’re getting great feedback,” continues Chris.