John Ryszkowski will be taking over from Steve Archibald as sales director for distribution at Vent-Axia in August.

Steve Archibald, sales director for distribution at Vent-Axia, will be leaving the company in August to pursue a new opportunity that enables him to relocate back to Scotland.

Howarth Timber’s apprentices, Alex Hibbard and Natalie Rasberry.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has reaffirmed its commitment to investing in tomorrow's workforce by employing two new apprentices at its Thorne branch.

Rob Johnston has joined WPL’s national sales team, and will be covering Scotland and the north of England.

Iain McKinlay, UK managing director of Hansgrohe, will leave at the end of June 2013, having worked for the company for 24 years. 

John Bate, managing director of Rowlinson Timber, died on 25 May 2013 aged 53 after losing his bravely fought battle with cancer.

John Jefferies is the new GAI president.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has elected a new president at its recent AGM and Conference.

Ann Boardman joined Saniflo as marketing manager at the end of 2012.

A short while after welcoming new managing director Tim Pestell to the helm, Saniflo continues with its plan to raise brand awareness and grow market share with the appointment of KBB industry aficionado Ann Boardman.

Plasson UK has appointed Gordon Noble as area sales manager for Scotland and Ireland.

Scott’s industry experience will help Dunlop to grow as specialists.

Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Scott Hamilton as area sales manager to help drive awareness of the Dunlop brand and to increase sales with builders’ merchants and tradesmen throughout the south of the UK.

Richard Langston is Circulating Pumps' new international key account manager.

Circulating Pumps has appointed Richard Langston as its new international key account manager, responsible for promoting the sale of the company’s products and services to existing and prospective key accounts.

Simon Blaxill, left, presents a cheque to Neil Currell.

Two senior members of staff at Kent Blaxill have clocked up 25 years of service.

Victoria Fussell, 23, has joined the growing trade support team at water treatment specialist Sentinel.

Origin has appointed Mark Caffery as manufacturing manager.

Following two other awards this year, Catnic's Christine Wilde has scooped the Director of the Year award for South Wales.

Christine Wilde, managing director of Catnic, continues her exceptional year by winning the Institute of Directors’ (IOD) South Wales regional Director of the Year award.

Matt Flower, new sales support (left) and Craig Foster, new South-West sales engineer (right).

System Hygienics is pleased to announce two new additions to its growing sales department.

Bostik UK has appointed Dale Poulton as commercial director.

Steven Swallow is the new retail sales representative for VADO's South-East North region.

Throughout VADO’s growth over recent years, the company has taken great care to ensure a sufficient number of area sales managers are in place so its customers receive the best service. Continuing with this policy, VADO has appointed Steven Swallow to the newly created position of retail sales representative for the South-East North region.

Toby Stuart-Jervis is the new commercial director for MKM Building Supplies.

MKM Building Supplies has appointed a new commercial director to drive forward its national branch network.

Bill Bolsover CBE will be joining the Brett Group Board as a non-executive director.

David May is now Flexseal's area sales manager for the Midlands and South West England.

Flexseal has appointed David May to the role of area sales manager for the Midlands and South West England.

Amy Rushton is Dunlop Adhesives' new assistant brand manager.

Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Amy Rushton as assistant brand manager to help drive awareness of the Dunlop brand and assist in the delivery of creative campaigns for the company.

Jonathan Hartley has been appointed as national account manager.

PJH Group’s Jonathan Hartley has taken on the new position of national account manager – UK merchants, following his previous PJH role as national sales manager UK (retail distribution).

Lucy Archer is the new internal sales estimator for MHS Radiators.

MHS Radiators has further strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Lucy Archer as its new internal sales estimator.

Samantha Brotherton has been appointed area business manager of IKO.

IKO’s distribution division continues to invest by appointing a new area business manager.

David Spragg is the new OEM business manager at Xylem Lowara UK.

Xylem Lowara UK has appointed David Spragg as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) business manager.

Baxi has appointed Paul Hardy as managing director of its UK residential and commercial boiler businesses, further strengthening its operations in a challenging marketplace.

Paul Southin and Mark Braidley join MKM Building Supplies, Sheffield.

The fun has started at MKM Building Supplies Sheffield South with two new signings – one a huge Sheffield Wednesday supporter and the other an avid supporter of Sheffield United.

Philip Jansen, non-executive director at Travis Perkins, is to step down on 23 May because of other business commitments.

Yvonne Wolstenholme brings eight years' experience with F&P Wholesale to her new role as Northern region account manager.

F&P Wholesale has promoted Yvonne Wolstenholme to account manager for the Northern region.

Reflecting its continued progress, Specflue Group has announced two new major appointments.

ADEY believes Mr Sullivan will bring considerable technical knowledge and expertise to the role.

UK manufacturer ADEY Professional Heating Solutions is stepping up operations across its commercial heating system filter range with the appointment of an established industry figure to spearhead this growing part of the business.

Neil Herd joins Tembe DIY's sales team and will be based in the South East.

Neil Herd will be joining Tembe DIY’s sales team.

Mr Balaam joins Kent Blaxill as a brick and block specialist.

Brick specialist Shaun Balaam has joined Kent Blaxill, bringing with him 30 years of experience in the industry.

Richard Bolton is the new product and brand manager for Cistermiser.

Cistermiser has welcomed Richard Bolton to its marketing team as product and brand manager.

Brent Hudson is the new commercial operations manager of Twyford Bathrooms.

Bathroom manufacturer Twyford Bathrooms has appointed Brent Hudson as its commercial operations manager, a new post created as part of the restructure of their commercial team.

Mick Moran, Martin Moran, James McGill, Brendan Moran and Kevin Moran.

On Thursday 14 March, Mick Moran was delighted to present James McGill with a Loyalty and Service Certificate in recognition of his 30 years as an employee of MP Moran & Sons.

Mike MacRae has joined Hanson Formpave as technical sales manager for Scotland.

Neil Emsley is the new managing director of SCA Timber Supply UK.

On Tuesday (12 March), Neil Emsley was appointed managing director of SCA Timber Supply in the UK.

Mark Esling, new business development director of Saint-Gobain PAM UK.

Mark Esling has been appointed as the new business devlopment director of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of materials group Saint-Gobain.

Mr Riddell brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at Dunlop Adhesives.

 Dunlop has appointed David Riddell as national account manager to help drive awareness of the Dunlop brand and increase sales with builders’ merchants and tradesmen throughout the UK.

Martin Shields is the new operations director of Talon Manufacturing.

Talon Manufacturing of Gillingham has recently appointed Martin Shields as operations director.

Martyn Bridges will take up the role of chairman of OFTEC in April.

Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, Bosch Group, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Oil Firing Technical Association, OFTEC.

Bob Parker has been appointed sales director for Merriott Radiators.

Merriott Radiators has appointed a new sales director as part of its strategy to achieve number one market positioning.

Adey has expanded its UK sales operation with the appointment of three further area managers to meet demand for its MagnaClean filters.

Rowlinson Timber has appointed Darren Hill as UK sales manager.

Claire Lambert has been promoted from being brand manager to an enhanced role as Brand Director for the Showerwall brand.

Pipe Center and Climate Center have announced the appointment of Carl Jones as regional sales manager, London and the South East. Mr Jones will work across both Pipe Center and Climate Center supporting and adding value to customers through his in-depth technical knowledge.

Steven Pittman has joined Franke Washroom Systems from Methven.

InSinkErator has appointed Ashley Munden to managing director, Europe. Mr Munden was previously the UK sales and marketing director reporting to Joe Ferrara, who is relocating to the USA to take up the role of vice president, international for InSinkErator.

Mike Pentecost.

Ideal Standard International today announced the appointment of Mike Pentecost as marketing director for Ideal Standard in the UK. Mike Pentecost will report to Keith Boad, UK Cluster Business Leader.

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