Simon Damp, managing director of Gorilla Glue Europe.
Simon seals promotion with Gorilla Glue
Published: 11 August, 2015
Simon Damp has been promoted to managing director of Gorilla Glue Europe. The move comes following seven years in the role as European sales director, which he assumed when he launched the brand into the UK market.
Having built the UK arm of the business from scratch, Mr Damp has emulated the success Gorilla Glue has already seen in the US and is confident that he can take this further as the firm continues to expand on its ranges.
Joe Ragland, chief operating officer of the Gorilla Glue Company, said: "In order to be successful Simon needed to build a base of operations in the UK and this is something he has successfully carved out in such a short space of time. All facets of the business are represented here and with his strong team in place, Simon and the business are perfectly placed for tremendous growth both in the UK and across Europe."
Mr Damp added: "This promotion was always a target for me and comes at what is a very exciting time for the company. As with any brand launching in the UK, you embark on a journey into the unknown but with the unwavering support from the team in the US, I am personally delighted at how far we have come in such a relatively short space of time. Without doubt we punch above our weight in a highly competitive market and we will continue to build on this to steer the brand and the business to our next goal.
“The brand has already seen numerous new products come to market over the past year with more to come in due course, so the key for us now is to explore and develop new channels of distribution, as well as exploring further commercial opportunities.”