Liz Brown has joined Duravit as sales and marketing support executive.

Liz Brown has been appointed as sales and marketing support executive at Duravit.

Tom Zarb from De Montfort University will be spending a year with Pochin as part of his degree.

Business and marketing student, Tom Zarb, has joined Pochin, the East Midlands plumbing and heating trade supplier and bathroom retailer.

Ken Munro has been appointed as director of strategic development and sales at Superglass Holdings.

Superglass Holdings has appointed Ken Munro as director of strategic development and sales.

Janine Scarff has been appointed as painting and decorating representative for the Colchester, Sudbury and Braintree areas.

Janine Scarff has joined Kent Blaxill as painting and decorating representative for the Colchester, Sudbury and Braintree areas.

bcg has welcomed Darran Rickards as its new managing director.

Mark Bradley, Stelrad's new business development manager.

Mark Bradley has joined radiator manufacturer Stelrad as the company’s new business development manager for Yorkshire.

Pete Murphy has been appointed as managing director designate at Isuzu Truck (UK).

Isuzu Motors has announced the successor to Nikki King as managing director of Isuzu Truck (UK).

iflo has appointed Steve MacDavid as merchant own brand director to propel awareness through his extensive knowledge of building brands within competitive markets.

Howard Luft, managing director of CCF, has been appointed to the board of the Association of Interior Specialists.

Howard Luft, managing director of CCF, has been appointed to the board of the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS).

Tony Greavett, group property and development director at Ridgeons, has retired after more than 40 years with the group.

Jablite has appointed Tony McNeally as head of UK sales.

Sika has appointed Mike Waller and Karen Campbell as area sales managers.

Sika has appointed Mike Waller as the new area sales manager for North London, Essex, Suffolk, Norwich, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and Karen Campbell as area sales manager for Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland.

Acheson & Glover (A&G), manufacturer of premium hard landscaping and pre-cast concrete products, has recently made two additional appointments to its Great Britain (GB) sales team.

Precision Timber Handrails (PTH), the bespoke handrail and woodwork service from UK firm Clive Durose, has appointed Jenna Denson to head up its expanding operation.

Chris Blantern, 54, is the new chairman of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ And Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), the trade body representing the mobile access tower industry.

TrustMark has announced two new board directors – Sarah Harrison of Ofgem and Steve Hodgson of the Property Care Association (PCA) - both bringing extensive consumer and industry experience to the governance and board of TrustMark.

Koert Munnik, commercial director at Reliance Water Controls.

Reliance Water Controls has been expanding its commercial force during recent months, with the addition of 12 new team members.

Lee Newman will be joining Pipe Center and Climate Center as managing director in September 2013.

Lee Newman has been appointed as managing director of Pipe Center and Climate Center, the specialist HVAC business unit of Wolseley UK.

Quinn Radiators has appointed a new product manager for design, as it seeks to introduce new products and services to the designer radiator market.

Iain Bell has been appointed as trading director at Ridgeons.

Ridgeons has appointed Iain Bell as the group’s new trading director. Previously with the John Lewis Partnership, Mr Bell brings a wealth of trading experience to the company.

Travis Perkins has announced that Geoff Cooper, its chief executive officer since 2005, will be retiring as a director and full time employee on 6 March 2014 and will be stepping down as chief executive officer on 1 January 2014. He will be succeeded from that date by the current deputy chief executive, John Carter.

The doubling in size of SCA Timber Supply UK’s business in the coming months has resulted in a restructure of the company’s senior management team.

Trianco has strengthened its sales team with a number of sales agent appointments nationwide.

Hansgrohe has announced two key appointments: Mandip Shanker has joined the marketing team as brand manager and Simon Gibbins is the latest recruit to join the project team as sales manager.

Kier Group’s Paul Sheffield has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Surrey for his “outstanding contributions”.

Masonry products manufacturer Lignacite has appointed Allan Eastwood as its new managing director.

Mark Baker is to join Corgi as contract manager.

CORGI Technical Services has appointed Mark Baker to join the team as a contract manager.

Dr Mark Brenner is stepping down from his role as chief executive of B&ES subsidiary Building Engineering Services Trainings (BEST) after eight years in the post.

Builders’ Merchants News’ own Lucyanne Matthews is this Saturday (27 July) taking part in a skydive to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

PVC-U and PVC-UE manufacturer Kestrel has appointed a new business development manager in Scotland and Ireland.

Bathroom accessories specialist Croydex has appointed Steve Gent as key accounts manager.

Centurion Europe has appointed Christina Stonard as area sales manager, south of England, for its Spectrum Industrial brand, which specialises in the design and manufacture of site safety signage.

Jon Speck has been appointed as national field services executive at Wrekin Products.

Builders’ merchants are being offered more products, support and training from Wrekin Products, with the creation of a new national field services executive role for Jon Speck.

Natural Paving Products has announced the dual appointments of Malcolm Gough as business development director and Alison Lockwood as commercial manager. Both bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their new roles and will play an integral part in the company’s overall strategy for growth and expansion.

Travis Perkins has appointed Christopher Rogers as a non-executive director with effect from 1 September.

Elaine Mead has been appointed as contracts manager, UK for InSinkErator.

InSinkErator, manufacturer of food waste disposers and steaming hot water taps, has appointed Elaine Mead to contracts manager, UK.

Bruce Bisset (second from left) has been elected as president of B&ES.

Bruce Bisset has been elected president of B&ES – the Building & Engineering Services Association – for 2013/14.

David Arnold will succeed Colm ó Nualláin as the chief financial officer of Grafton Group in September.

Roderick Pettigrew has been appointed as chief executive of B&ES.

Roderick Pettigrew has been appointed as chief executive of B&ES - the Building & Engineering Services Association - with immediate effect.

Westbury Filtermation has appointed Dave Chisnall as its new sales director.

BSS Industrial has appointed Lee Burgin as key account director for a number of its national heating and ventilating accounts.

Redring Xpelair Group has appointed Mark Quigley to the position of commercial director, following his role as strategic business consultant within the group for several months.

Michael Brown.

Independent bathroom distributor Robert Lee Distribution has recruited two new members within its sales team.

Chris Lloyd and Denise McBride have been appointed as Geocel’s key account manager in the south and north.

Geocel has strengthened its sales operations with two new promotions within its sales team.

Sentinel's trade support team.

Water treatment expert Sentinel is celebrating the huge success of its newly recruited trade support team. The company is now looking to increase the size of the team from its current six team members to 11 in the next few months.

IronmongeryDirect has appointed two new staff members to its product management team. Lili Wang will be the product manager for cabinet hardware, seals and sliding doors, while David Saxby will be responsible for door furniture, bolts, stops, accessories, shelving and storage.

Andy Carpenter has been appointed as director of sales UK at Gastite.

Gastite, a Smiths Group company and manufacturer of flexible gas piping for residential and commercial applications, has appointed Andy Carpenter as director of sales UK to lead the company’s strategic UK expansion.

Panasonic is pleased to announce that Hadyn Oxlee has been appointed as a support engineer within its technical division.

Water conditioning and system protection specialist Spirotech has added to its UK domestic sales division, with the appointment of Jon Weller as area sales manager.

IronmongeryDirect has expanded its product management team with the appointment of two new managers.

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