Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 140

MOVERS&SHAKERS BM ALUMINIUM ADDRESSES SKILLS SHORTAGE » » JACK ANTOSCH HAS joined the team of LogiKal software technicians at BM Aluminium in Tewkesbury. Aged 18, Jack has been recruited as a trainee, but is already supporting customers with technical queries and updates. Over the past 10 years, BM Aluminium has largely been able to mitigate the effects of the skills shortage by successfully training its own team. Senior installations technician Dan Hodges and junior technician Ben Knight, for example, both originally joined the company as trainees and benefited from the comprehensive workplace training programme which is in place. In his new role, Jack is working closely with customers to customise their LogiKal software so that it considers bespoke options such as hardware and glass and enables them to generate their own reports. Managing Director Dean Hodges said: “Experience has shown that the best way for us to recruit and retain the high calibre staff we need is to provide our own training in house. Obviously, our software technicians must acquire the technical skills necessary to support customers, but it’s also essential that they adopt our meticulous approach from the outset and deliver on our commitment to providing exceptional levels of customer service.” ELUMATEC EXPANDS UPVC DIVISION WITH EXPERIENCED NATIONAL SALES MANAGER » » WORLD-LEADING machinery manufacturer elumatec has bolstered its uPVC division with the appointment of experienced National Sales Manager Adrian Sunter. In 2015, elumatec signed a landmark deal with German machining experts Sturtz, which saw the firm begin offering an extensive range of Sturtz uPVC machining products. As National Sales Manager for uPVC, Adrian will be charged with promoting elumatec’s Sturtz range to fabricators throughout the UK. Adrian joins the firm after 16 years spent working within the uPVC fenestration sector, and more than a decade working in the wider building products sector. “We’re delighted to have someone with Adrian’s experience joining the team,” commented elumatec Managing Director, Phil Heavey. “His knowledge of the industry and contacts all around the country will be invaluable Rob McGlennon takes the reins as UK MD of Deceuninck » » HOT ON THE HEELS OF the news that Deceuninck UK’s sales are breaking records, the leading systems company has announced that Rob McGlennon is permanently taking the reins of the UK business as Managing Director. Rob was appointed in the interim after Roy Frost left the company at the end of last year. He has since led the Deceuninck team through six months of strong sales, spearheaded some exciting product launches to give customers the edge in the market - and been instrumental in converting some well-known large fabricators to the Deceuninck brand. “Deceuninck needed someone to step into the leadership role as soon as possible and I was happy to take on that responsibility,” says Rob. “Meanwhile more fabricators have seen precisely how 140 » S EP 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Deceuninck can help them differentiate against the competition with, for example, the perfect offering for the growing heritage market with our Heritage Window Collection, as well as our market beating colour offering of 26 colourways in stock for profile, ancillaries, cills and trims.” Contact Rob on 07818 383385 to find out more about Deceuninck’s all-encompassing support. assets as we continue to grow the uPVC side of our business.” Adrian commented: “It’s fantastic to be joining elumatec at such an exciting time for the business.” Founded in 1928, elumatec has grown into the world’s biggest aluminium machinery company with 80 years in business. Call 01908 580 800 or visit