Trio of appointments revealed by Metsa Wood

Published:  20 October, 2015

Metsa Wood has announced three new appointments to its sales and marketing departments.

Patrick Towner (pictured) has been appointed to the position of sales director. He will be responsible for the commercial development of joinery redwood & whitewood sales both direct from Finland & Russia and from landed sites within the UK.

Mr Towner arrives at Metsa with a vast amount of industry knowledge and experience, after previously working for UPM-Kymmene UK for 14 and a half years and prior to this, as sales director for Stamco Timber.”

In addition, Chris Jordan has been appointed the new national sales manager for the company’s UK independent builders’ merchants channel.

Mr Jordan has a background in marketing, sales and account management, having spent nearly fifteen years working at Youngman Group. He aims to grow the channel by further enhancing Metsa’s operational efficiency and excellence in performance.

The company’s third appointment sees Gareth Busson join as Metsa Wood’s new marketing manager for the timber and upgrades channels.

With an MSc in strategic marketing, combined with nearly twenty years’ worth of experience working with brands such as Yale and Chubb, Mr Busson aims to support and grow Metsa’s commercial offering in the UK.

Image: Patrick Towner

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