Graeme joins Kestrel in Scotland and Ireland
Published: 19 July, 2013
PVC-U and PVC-UE manufacturer Kestrel has appointed a new business development manager in Scotland and Ireland.
Graeme MacQueen, who has worked in building product sales for more than two decades and has an extensive knowledge of the roofing and timber market, brings a wealth of experience to the new role.
Mr MacQueen has been appointed to promote Kestrel’s high-quality roofline products to suppliers and installers in Scotland and Ireland. He is looking forward to working with established clients in the regions, as well as offering Kestrel products to new clients.
“I’m really looking forward to getting out and meeting clients,” he said. “I’ve worked in the industry for many years and, having done this for so long, I’ve come across most situations.
“One of my strengths is developing new products – there are a number of products out there that are around because I’ve instigated them.
“Kestrel is known as the name to go to for specific product development, so that is something I’m particularly keen to look at, along with marketing existing Kestrel products which might suit a client’s need.”
Kestrel marketing director Simon Reynolds said: "Graeme will be an asset to the company's sales team because of his professional approach; he not only has good product knowledge, but having previously worked in management he brings excellent experience to the post.”
He added that Mr MacQueen also has experience of promoting to contractors, builders and timber framed housing manufacturers.
Lincolnshire-based Kestrel works in partnership with its customers to offer one of the widest product ranges in the market place. With the latest trend for coloured windows, Kestrel has invested heavily in the development of a new range of coloured roofline products to match.
The company is also currently investing in a new warehouse facility next to their Scunthorpe factory, as well as a fully integrated IT system and new manufacturing tools.
In addition, the company recently announced continuing developments to the training programme it offers to its registered installers. They will now be able to undertake a full NVQ Apprenticeship through Kestrel’s partnership with Neil Whitfield Training.