Lee Kenney is one of three new appointments to join QRL Radiator Group.
QRL strengthens its senior management team
Published: 29 January, 2016
Following the recent unveiling of its brand identity, QRL Radiator Group – formerly Quinn Radiators – has strengthened its leadership team with three new senior appointments.
The manufacturer has welcomed Mark Derbyshire as commercial managing director for its panel radiator ranges (hi-lo, Barlo and Warmastyle); Lee Kenney as commercial managing director for Design by QRL and custom heating and cooling specialist Merriott; and Maura McCabe as general manager for Ireland.
David Kerr, chief executive at QRL Radiator Group, said: “Having recently revealed our fresh look and vision for the company, there couldn’t be a better time to bolster the QRL Radiator Group management team. Our panel, design and Ireland divisions are key to the business’ ongoing success, and they need strong, dedicated leaders – which is why we’ve specifically created these roles for Mark, Lee and Maura. All three are highly skilled, knowledgeable and driven people with impressive, longstanding industry experience.
Mr Derbyshire, previously commercial director at Vaillant, has almost 20 years’ experience in the plumbing and heating industry. In his new role, he will oversee QRL’s panel radiator division – including its hi-lo, Barlo and Warmastyle ranges.
Mr Kenney joins the company from IBP Conex, marking the latest step in his 30-year career in the HVAC sector. He will now manage the Design by QRL portfolio, as well as heading up Merriott (part of the QRL group) and its range of custom-made commercial heating and cooling solutions.
Bringing with her 15 years’ commercial and operations experience across industries including heating, plumbing and property, Ms McCabe will now lead QRL Radiator Group’s Irish arm. Based in the company’s Derrilyn offices, she will be responsible for the day-to-day running of all aspects of the panel and design departments in Ireland – from admin and HR to sales and warehousing.
Mr Kerr continued: “Most importantly, our new recruits very much share in our companywide passion to cement and maintain QRL’s position at the forefront of this competitive marketplace. This means ensuring our products remain the better choice for customers across the UK and Ireland by championing our core brand values – from exceptional quality, performance and value right through to outstanding customer service and environmental credentials. I know the whole team joins me in extending a warm welcome to our three new colleagues, and I look forward to working closely with them to achieve our ambitious, long-term business goals.”