Peter Verkempynck is to become general manager of Daikin Europe's heating strategic business unit.

Dirk Slagmulder has been named as the new managing director of Daikin Airconditioning UK

Wilo UK has appointed Junior Morrison as a key account manager for the southern region.

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Junior Morrison as a key account manager for the southern region.

Brett Martin Daylight Systems has appointed Tony Isaac as the company’s new technical sales manager for the Midlands, South West and South Wales.

Caye Wan is marketing manager at Redring Xpelair Group.

Redring Xpelair Group has appointed Caye Wan as its new marketing manager.

Pipe Center and Climate Center have seen some structural changes, announced by managing director Lee Jon Newman, forming part of the company’s growth agenda.

Buttle plc has announced the appointment of William Naylor as the merchant's new managing director. 

Timber and builders' merchant Ridgeons has announced the sad death of former company director Peter Silk, who passed away on 15 March at the age of 90.

F&P Wholesale has appointed Gareth Osborne as marketing manager.

Elizabeth Owen has joined the marketing team as communications manager.

Jeld-Wen has boosted its customer service offering with the appointment of three new staff members and an internal promotion.

Simon Dewdney is a kitchen design consultant at Howarth Timber and Building Supplies’ Wakefield branch.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies continues to develop its offerings in the marketplace, having employed Simon Dewdney as a kitchen design consultant at its Wakefield branch.

In a bid to provide industry leading customer service, Natural Paving Products (UK) has sifted through the very best and brought on board four seasoned professionals to its team.

Neil Heffernan has joined Polyseam as product certification manager.

Polyseam has appointed Neil Heffernan to the new role of product certification manager.

Paul Lines has joined Wilo as regional sales manager building services for the southern region.

Wilo UK has announced the appointment of Paul Lines as regional sales manager building services for the southern region.

Laura Downing is decorating centre manager at Kent Blaxhill’s branch in Colchester.

Laura Downing has been promoted to the role of decorating centre manager at Kent Blaxill’s Colchester branch.

Scott Butterworth is area sales representative for Yorkshire and the North East.

Flexseal, the coupling manufacturer, has promoted Scott Butterworth from its sales office to a frontline sales position.

Bence Builders Merchants has announced two new members of staff have joined the business.

John Fenton has been appointed as business development manager at Ravenheat.

The appointment of John Fenton as business development manager at Ravenheat heralds the dawn of an ambitious period of expansion for the company.

Richard Beresford will join the National Federation of Builders as CEO in June.

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has appointed a new chief executive, Richard Beresford, who will start his role at the Federation on 16 June, 2014.

Left to right: Dave Coates, Brian Minns, Paul Cockerill, Mick Hillier and Martin Codling helping with the GoGoGorilla 2013 charity event.

Ridgeons recently wished Brian Minns, a driver at its Rocklands branch, a warm goodbye following his retirement.

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has strengthened its growing sales team with the appointment of new business development manager Richard Wright.

Vehicle tracking supplier Quartix has announced the appointment of Avril Palmer-Baunack as non-executive chairman.

(L-R) Daughter Nicola Hodkinson, son Jonathan Seddon, wife Pat Seddon, Christopher Seddon and son Jamie Seddon.

Seddon director Christopher Seddon has received an MBE for his service to apprenticeships and the community.

Aggregate Industries has appointed Pat Ward as chief executive officer, effective 1 April 2014.

Actis has appointed Rowan Meyer and Jemma Harris as sales managers for the South East and London, and the East Midlands, respectively.

Phil Welsh has been appointed as manufacturing director at William Sinclair Horticulture.

With its new £15m media production facility at Ellesmere Port due to open later this year, William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Phil Welsh as manufacturing director together with an expanded engineering and production management team to bring the new 42-acre plant on stream.

Richard Wall, technical and product director at Fernox.

Fernox has appointed Richard Wall as technical and product director.

Forest Garden has appointed Andrew Bendall as marketing manager.

Forest Garden has recently welcomed Andrew Bendall as its new marketing manager.

Steven Hargreaves, technical support engineer at Altecnic.

Altecnic has expanded its technical department with the appointment of Steven Hargreaves as technical support engineer.

PSS Hire has appointed Mark Hamilton as its new director.

Tony Kenny has joined SCA Timber as group procurement and supply chain director.

Stelrad has welcomed back Jeff Bowes to the company as operations director.

Sally Davison, marketing co-ordinator at Horstmann.

Horstmann has announced the appointment of Sally Davison as its new marketing co-ordinator.

John Houston is lightside product manager at Howarth Timber and Building Supplies.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is continuing to invest in its plumbing and heating products, having appointed a lightside product manager to introduce new ranges and drive sales across its branches.

Newey & Eyre has appointed a new head of the Contractors & Installers (C&I) national sales team.

L-r: Chris King, Colchester yard manager with Michael Andrews.

East Anglian-based builders’ merchant Collier & Catchpole has recruited Michael Andrews as its newest member of the Colchester yard sales team.

Shower specialist Lakes Bathrooms has boosted its sales team with two recruits: Karen Banyard and Wendy Hunt.

Wickes has bolstered its executive and marketing teams with the appointment of Ian Crook as marketing director.

Back Row: Stewart Ratcliff and Daniel Fox Front Row: Ben Parlor and Jordan Seldon.

Firebird Heating Solutions has appointed Stewart Ratcliff as head of its technical service team based at the Ivybridge head office.

Michael Ashley has joined Jablite as a specification manager to build relationships with architects, local authorities, engineers and other specifiers of insulation products.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has appointed Mark Walters as the new branch manager at its Scunthorpe outlet.

Screwfix has appointed Jan Maggs as its new director of human resources (HR).

Charlotte Teague already has five years' experience in the bathroom industry.

VADO has appointed two new members to its expanding UK sales team.

Sue Ballard, materials innovation manager at Jablite Insulation, is a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in Construction Award.

Mark Andrews has joined Kent Blaxill as Colchester territory manager.

Matthew Cyples has been appointed as area sales manager at Actis.

Actis has appointed three new staff members to manage increased demand, following a growth in sales of its dual-performance Hybrid insulation range.

Andy Dimond and Rob Steeley.

The talent and dedication of Ferroli’s chief technical officer Rob Steeley was celebrated by his colleagues on 7 February, when they marked his 25th year with the boiler manufacturer’s UK division.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has set up a specialist plumbing and heating sector under the chairmanship of Ron Walker.

Left to right: Darren Cooper, Ian Craig, Nigel Royston-Webb, Nina Lowden, John Drake and Geoff Love.

Polypal, manufacturer of display and storage equipment systems specifically designed for the builders’ merchant sector, has strengthened its dedicated team in response to growing demand for its services in the marketplace.

Martyn Frost, OEM manager at Altecnic.

Altecnic has appointed Martyn Frost to the position of OEM manager as demand for its accredited and compliant products continues to soar.

Rowlinson Timber has appointed Richard Smith as its new managing director.

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