Amanda Allen, Wienerberger's new area sales manager for the South West.
Wienerberger strengthens its regional sales team
Published: 24 August, 2012
UK: Wienerberger has made four new appointments as the company seeks to bolster its footing in key regional markets.
Amanda Allen is Wienerberger's area sales manager for the South West, overseeing regions including Avon, Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcestershire, and South Wales. Robin Batty joins Wienerberger as key account area sales manager for Yorkshire and the Humber. JJ Hipwell has also been appointed as area sales manager for the South, covering the southern regions including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, North West London, while Paul Garwood also joins as area sales manager for the South, spanning Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough and North Oxfordshire.
All four will be responsible for building and sustaining customer relationships in these regions and meeting Wienerberger's ambitious sales targets for its leading brick products.
Simon Pearson, sales director, Wienerberger, said: "Regional markets present us with excellent opportunities for growth and sales development. These new appointments provide us with greater depth in those key regions. Amanda, Robin, JJ and Paul bring with them a wealth of knowledge and contacts in their respective regions and I'm sure they will be fantastic additions to the Wienerberger team."
Amanda Allen, 36 from Wiltshire, joins Wienerberger from Hanson Brick where she also held an area manager position for the South West. Robin Batty, 30 from Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, joins from Taylor Maxwell where he was a sales executive. JJ Hipwell, 40 from Milton Keynes joins the company from Hoskins Brick where he was an area sales manager, while Paul Garwood, 46 from Leicestershire, joins from Kings Court Clay Products where he also was an area sales manager.
Wienerberger's Terca range of 450 bricks and pavers will be a main focus for the sales team. Recent additions to the range include the Lytham Smooth Red, Ashton Weathered Red, Brookhurst Yellow Multi, Abbeydale Red Multi and the Border Cream buff brick.
As the world's biggest brick manufacturer, with 230 factories in 30 countries worldwide, Wienerberger offers a wide range of different brands within its product portfolio including, Terca, Baggeridge and Desimpel bricks.
Earlier this summer, Wienerberger announced the launch of its innovative Brick Selector App designed to help architects, housebuilders, merchants and self builders find the right brick at the touch of a button.