Plumbase's Andy Gribble.
Plumbase names Gribble as MD
Published: 01 June, 2011
UK: Grafton Merchanting GB has appointed Andy Gribble as its Plumbase managing director from 1 June 2011. Mr Gribble has worked within the industry for over 25 years, holding senior management positions with several national plumbers merchants’ groups.
He has played a key role at board level for a number of major national organisations in the industry and has a broad cross-section of experience including heating and plumbing, bathrooms, plastics, ironmongery, kitchens, heavyside and timber. More recently, Mr Gribble has been actively involved in the renewables sector.
He will bring a new ‘edge’ to the leadership of Plumbase and will be keen to embrace new routes to market for the plumbing, heating, renewable and bathroom sectors.
“I am delighted to be joining Grafton and Plumbase. There is a fantastic opportunity in the market for a merchant that can offer first-class service, an excellent range of products and has a workforce that is ready to lead the industry in training and standards. I am looking forward to helping Plumbase embrace and capitalise on the many new challenges that face the sector.”