Pro Installer July 2016 - Issue 40 - Page 18

18 JULY 2016 PRO INSTALLER PRO NEWS COLIN IS CALLED BY THE PIPES The Sales and Marketing Director for The VEKA UK Group has returned to his Scottish roots to become managing director of an Ayshire-based fabricator. Colin Torley, 56, who worked with VEKA for over 27 years, has become Managing Director of Andrew Wright Windows. His former roles with VEKA were initially as Sales Manager for Scotland and Ireland and then as Product Manager, before he took on the role of Sales and Marketing Director for the last ten years, based at the company’s Burnley HQ. Discussing his move, Colin said: “After a lot of consideration, I felt that it was time to move nearer to home and family. I was considering positions outside of the industry, but when I attended this year’s FIT show and reconnected with so many friends, I began to think again. very welcome. I’m looking forward to working with them all and helping Andrew Wright reach new heights. ‘I’m looking forward to working with them all and helping Andrew Wright reach new heights’ “One of the people I met at the FIT show was Charlie Berry, owner of Andrew Wright Windows, who called me after the show and offered me the position of Managing Director. I was delighted to accept, and the whole team have already made me feel “I was already very familiar with the company, as it has been a VEKA customer for decades. I’m looking forward to building on relationships with all our suppliers.” Charlie will remain as Chairman of the company and will concentrate on building up the retail aspect of the business, while Colin will continue to run the business and focus on developing its trade and commercial sides. The company has two manufacturing facilities in Irvine. One manufactures PVCu windows and doors, while Andrew Wright Glass focusses on supplying glass to local trade customers, and meeting the needs of its ‘sister fabricator’. Dave Jones, MD of The VEKA UK Group, said: “We wish Colin every success in his new role, and we look forward to working with him and the team for many years to come. In VEKA’s 30th year of UK manufacturing, it’s a pleasure to celebrate so many longstanding partnerships with valued fabricators.” ALL THE NEW RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB T O F I N D Y O U R N E A R E S T S T O C K I S T, P L E A S E C A L L 0 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 4 3 0 O R E M A I L I N F O @ W I C U K . C O . U K