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.

Dr Peter Hindle MBE has been appointed as senior vice-president of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain in charge of sustainable habitat.

With an ambitious ongoing development programme that has resulted in significant expansion over the past year, Lancashire Trade Frames has appointed three new team members to ensure delivery of its customer support.

Fraser Vincent has joined F&P Wholesale as its new account manager for the North East and central Scotland regions.

F&P Wholesale has appointed Fraser Vincent as its new account manager for the North East and central Scotland regions.

Mulbury Homes has appointed Kerry Scott as its new business development consultant.

Mulbury Homes has appointed Kerry Scott as a business development consultant as it looks to expand further into the affordable homes market.

John Ryszkowski will be taking over from Steve Archibald as sales director for distribution at Vent-Axia in August.

Steve Archibald, sales director for distribution at Vent-Axia, will be leaving the company in August to pursue a new opportunity that enables him to relocate back to Scotland.

Howarth Timber’s apprentices, Alex Hibbard and Natalie Rasberry.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has reaffirmed its commitment to investing in tomorrow's workforce by employing two new apprentices at its Thorne branch.

Rob Johnston has joined WPL’s national sales team, and will be covering Scotland and the north of England.

Iain McKinlay, UK managing director of Hansgrohe, will leave at the end of June 2013, having worked for the company for 24 years. 

John Bate, managing director of Rowlinson Timber, died on 25 May 2013 aged 53 after losing his bravely fought battle with cancer.

John Jefferies is the new GAI president.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has elected a new president at its recent AGM and Conference.

Ann Boardman joined Saniflo as marketing manager at the end of 2012.

A short while after welcoming new managing director Tim Pestell to the helm, Saniflo continues with its plan to raise brand awareness and grow market share with the appointment of KBB industry aficionado Ann Boardman.

Plasson UK has appointed Gordon Noble as area sales manager for Scotland and Ireland.

Scott’s industry experience will help Dunlop to grow as specialists.

Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Scott Hamilton as area sales manager to help drive awareness of the Dunlop brand and to increase sales with builders’ merchants and tradesmen throughout the south of the UK.

Richard Langston is Circulating Pumps' new international key account manager.

Circulating Pumps has appointed Richard Langston as its new international key account manager, responsible for promoting the sale of the company’s products and services to existing and prospective key accounts.

Simon Blaxill, left, presents a cheque to Neil Currell.

Two senior members of staff at Kent Blaxill have clocked up 25 years of service.

Victoria Fussell, 23, has joined the growing trade support team at water treatment specialist Sentinel.

Origin has appointed Mark Caffery as manufacturing manager.

Following two other awards this year, Catnic's Christine Wilde has scooped the Director of the Year award for South Wales.

Christine Wilde, managing director of Catnic, continues her exceptional year by winning the Institute of Directors’ (IOD) South Wales regional Director of the Year award.

Matt Flower, new sales support (left) and Craig Foster, new South-West sales engineer (right).

System Hygienics is pleased to announce two new additions to its growing sales department.

Bostik UK has appointed Dale Poulton as commercial director.

Steven Swallow is the new retail sales representative for VADO's South-East North region.

Throughout VADO’s growth over recent years, the company has taken great care to ensure a sufficient number of area sales managers are in place so its customers receive the best service. Continuing with this policy, VADO has appointed Steven Swallow to the newly created position of retail sales representative for the South-East North region.

Toby Stuart-Jervis is the new commercial director for MKM Building Supplies.

MKM Building Supplies has appointed a new commercial director to drive forward its national branch network.

Bill Bolsover CBE will be joining the Brett Group Board as a non-executive director.

David May is now Flexseal's area sales manager for the Midlands and South West England.

Flexseal has appointed David May to the role of area sales manager for the Midlands and South West England.

Amy Rushton is Dunlop Adhesives' new assistant brand manager.

Dunlop Adhesives has appointed Amy Rushton as assistant brand manager to help drive awareness of the Dunlop brand and assist in the delivery of creative campaigns for the company.

Jonathan Hartley has been appointed as national account manager.

PJH Group’s Jonathan Hartley has taken on the new position of national account manager – UK merchants, following his previous PJH role as national sales manager UK (retail distribution).

Lucy Archer is the new internal sales estimator for MHS Radiators.

MHS Radiators has further strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Lucy Archer as its new internal sales estimator.

Samantha Brotherton has been appointed area business manager of IKO.

IKO’s distribution division continues to invest by appointing a new area business manager.

David Spragg is the new OEM business manager at Xylem Lowara UK.

Xylem Lowara UK has appointed David Spragg as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) business manager.

Baxi has appointed Paul Hardy as managing director of its UK residential and commercial boiler businesses, further strengthening its operations in a challenging marketplace.

Paul Southin and Mark Braidley join MKM Building Supplies, Sheffield.

The fun has started at MKM Building Supplies Sheffield South with two new signings – one a huge Sheffield Wednesday supporter and the other an avid supporter of Sheffield United.

Philip Jansen, non-executive director at Travis Perkins, is to step down on 23 May because of other business commitments.

Yvonne Wolstenholme brings eight years' experience with F&P Wholesale to her new role as Northern region account manager.

F&P Wholesale has promoted Yvonne Wolstenholme to account manager for the Northern region.

Reflecting its continued progress, Specflue Group has announced two new major appointments.

ADEY believes Mr Sullivan will bring considerable technical knowledge and expertise to the role.

UK manufacturer ADEY Professional Heating Solutions is stepping up operations across its commercial heating system filter range with the appointment of an established industry figure to spearhead this growing part of the business.

Neil Herd joins Tembe DIY's sales team and will be based in the South East.

Neil Herd will be joining Tembe DIY’s sales team.

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