DRU Fires has made two new appointments in its UK subsidiary company, Drugasar.

Andy Phelps has become area sales manager for the south, south-west and central areas of England and Wales.

Mr Phelps has spent his entire career in the UK gas appliance industry. He was a showroom manager for British Gas in its flagship Energy Centre in Poole, Dorset, before joining the Gas Appliance Superstore, also in Poole.

Having already had a considerable amount of knowledge about DRU products from his retail background, Mr Phelps intends to use that experience in developing new business for the company’s brands across a wide spectrum of existing and new dealers.

Gerard Parker has been promoted to customer services manager. He has been with DRU since 2012, having originally been a customer services assistant.

Mr Parker joined the company from N S & I (National Savings and Investments) in Blackpool, where he also worked in customer services.

His new role involves overseeing dealer relationships, product warranties, consumer information, marketing support and many other aspects of the business.