Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 142

MOVERS&SHAKERS Katie Leese rejoins Epwin to manage Excellence as Standard » » THE EPWIN GROUP HAS just announced that it has appointed Katie Leese as Programme Manager for Excellence as Standard, its groundbreaking new member programme. Sharn Samra, Epwin’s Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted Katie will be managing the Excellence as Standard programme.” Katie has over 16 years’ experience in the industry and is no stranger to the Epwin Window Systems – she spent over 8 years as the Brand Manager for Profile 22. It means she has a deep understanding of the industry in general and the Epwin Window Systems’ brands and culture in particular that will stand her in good stead as she takes up her new role. Excellence as Standard was launched at FIT 2017 and is a powerful new initiative to drive quality in the industry. When an installer signs the Excellence as Standard charter, they are making a pledge to commit to striving for excellence in fenestration. From day-to-day business operations, through to product manufacturing processes and physical installations in the home. The appointment of Katie Leese, with her wealth of industry experience, is a perfect demonstration of this ability in practice. CORNWALL ARCHITECTURAL GLASS – LONDON STRENGTHENS TEAM WITH SENIOR APPOINTMENT » » CORNWALL GLASS HAS announced the appointment of Adam Shaylor as Sales Manager of its newly acquired architectural glass business. Cornwall Glass completed the purchase of Hayes-based multi-laminate specialist, LW Architectural Glass at the end of March, now operating as Cornwall Architectural Glass – London. Adam who has held previous senior sales roles within the glass industry with Nicholls & Clarke and Glassolutions / Saint- Gobain, culminating in a role as Head of Strategic Sales, said Cornwall Architectural Glass - London, brings a unique set of specialisms to market. “Our business is manufacturing architectural, laminated & toughened glass. By not having a laminate cutting table, it means every piece of glass produced is unique. This bespoke offer means that we’re ideally placed to serve the architectural glass market”, he said. Cornwall Glass Director, Mark Mitchell, said: “Adam brings a vast amount of experience, expertise and technical understanding to our team. That understanding will be vital in communicating what is a highly specialised offer to a market with huge growth potential going forward.” For more information on Cornwall Architectural Glass - London, please call 0208 573 7332 or email GGF president steps down » » IT IS WITH REGRET THAT WE must announce Alan Burgess of Masterframe Windows Ltd, has resigned his position of President with the Glass and Glazing Federation with immediate effect. Alan has been involved with the GGF for over 20 years and as well as having two terms on the GGF Board, he has also been Chair of the GGF Window and Door Group and Home Improvement Executive. On leaving the position, Alan commented, “It is with real regret that I 142 » S EP 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M feel unable to continue in this role and to step down prematurely.” GGF Vice President, John Agnew of Independent Glass has now been elected by the GGF Board as the new GGF President with immediate effect. John has been on the GGF Board for many years and is the Chair of the GGF’s Glazing Executive. On taking on the role John commented, “I would like to thank Alan for his contribution to the Federation and I look forward to se