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

Ms Mead, who has worked for InSinkErator for 15 months, was promoted by Europe managing director Ashley Munden in April 2013 with a specific brief to drive forward and expand the contracts side of the business.

Ms Mead, who reports to Kevin Carr, UK sales manager, previously worked as kitchen retail manager supporting retailers in and around London and promoting the InSinkErator product range on behalf of the distributors.

Mr Munden said: “With over 25 years in the industry, Elaine is well qualified for the contracts manager position with her depth of knowledge and experience of the market and the business. She will be instrumental in spearheading our continuing aim to be the preferred sink appliance brand for UK house builders.”

Of her promotion, Ms Mead said: “This is a significant and very exciting opportunity, as the UK’s housebuilding market continues to grow.

“Developers are looking for outstanding products that give their newbuild properties an added edge. InSinkErator is an aspirational and world-leading brand, with strong credentials in environmental sustainability – a key factor in the design and build of all new homes.

“My main objective now is to ensure InSinkErator sink appliances are featured in as many new housing developments as possible.”

To find out more about InSinkErator and its products for the contract market, please contact Elaine Mead, contracts manager on 07833 437 235 or email