David Stacey has been elected president of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and leads a new team of executive officers.

Following his election as president of the Guild at its AGM earlier this month, David praised his predecessor’s “boundless energy, enthusiasm and leadership”. Maria Powell, managing director of Lorient Ltd, also received the past president’s medal.

David Stacey is product sales director for UK and Ireland at dormakaba. Originally trained as a civil engineer, he has built his expertise in the sales and marketing of construction products for more than 20 years.

In addition to confirming Mr Stacey as the new president, the AGM ratified the appointment of Julian Newman of Oxford Ironmongery Ltd as the new vice president, and Mario Del-Signore of CESuk as treasurer.

The president is also part of the ‘One Future Vision’ group, led by past president Maria Powell which is working towards a more unified, professional body to create the strongest possible future for both the Guild and its sister organisation, the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI).