Clearview National September 2016 - Issue 178 - Page 89

MOVERS&SHAKERS Joint CEO Role has Full Attention »»FOLLOWING THE successful sale of Polyframe in July, Nick Dutton is now focussing all his attention on Brisant Secure and becomes joint CEO with Steve Stewart. Brisant, sole sponsor of the 2017 MLA Lock Expo, is a major player in the professional locksmiths’ market. But the launch of Ultion, the flagship door cylinder, to the market one year ago has been described as having transformed the door market. The Brisant team has expanded multifold during the past 12 months and moves to new premises shortly to stay ahead of its explosive growth. Brisant is also launching some equally innovative products that are expected to have a big impact on the market. To maintain Brisant’s astonishing growth, Nick Dutton and Steve Stewart become joint CEOs, with Nick responsible for marketing and sales, and Steve for operations and technical. Joint CEO, Nick Dutton, says: “The year since the launch of Ultion has been an uber-exciting ride. The door market is using Ultion to sell doors. Now my other commitments are over I can devote all my time to Brisant’s objective of making doors easier to sell by giving homeowners the security they deserve.” www.ultion-lock.co.uk APPOINTMENT FOR EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP »»M.SC.(ECON.) PÄIVI LINDQVIST HAS been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the Executive Management Group at Glaston Corporation as of 19th September 2016. Päivi Lindqvist reports to President and CEO Arto Metsänen. Päivi Lindqvist joins Glaston from Basware Corporation where she held the position as Vice President, Business Control since 2014. Prior to that she has served in financial, communications and investor relations leadership roles at Outokumpu Oyj and Tieto Corporation. Glaston is a leading company in glass processing technologies, providing high- ‘committed to its customers’ success’ quality heat treatment machines and services for architectural, solar, appliance and automotive applications. The company is committed to its customers’ success over the entire lifecycle of its offering. Moreover, Glaston continuously innovates and develops technologies to enable the glass processing industry to reach ever higher standards in quality and safety. Glaston’s shares (GLA1V) are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd. New appointment for sales team »»THE UK’S LEADING door manufacturer, Hörmann, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Andrew Gordon as Area Sales Manager for the North Midlands. Andrew will be responsible for developing Hörmann’s strong customer relationships in the area, in addition to handling queries, monitoring trends and introducing the latest Hörmann products to the market. He is an accomplished salesman with vast experience in the gate and garage door market, having previously worked for one of the UK’s top automatic entrance suppliers. His achievements include securing preferred status for his previous company to install, repair and maintain automatic doors, shutters and gates on a national scale. Commenting on the move, Andrew said: “I want to replicate and build on the success I achieved prior to joining Hörmann and I’m looking forward to becoming an integral part of the sales team.” David Newcombe, Managing Director at Hörmann (UK) Ltd., said: “We’re always looking for ways to further improve our service and Andrew’s appointment will help us to achieve this. He has a wealth of relevant door sales experience and knowledge and we’re excited about using his skill set to strengthen what is already a successful sales team.” C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » S EP 2016 » 89