Builders’ merchant Jewson has named Thierry Dufour as its new Managing Director.

Thierry has more than 12 years’ experience, most recently as Finance Director of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution. As Managing Director, he will be responsible for the strategic progress of the business and ensuring that Jewson continues to provide the best possible service and support for its customers.

Commenting on his new role, Thierry said: “A primary focus for me is ensuring we have the best systems, people and processes in place to meet the needs of our customers. It’s our job to make sure we are as easy to do business with as possible by constantly investing in the latest systems, training, technologies and our supply chain.

“At the same time, we’ll be continuing our industry-leading training for branch teams so our customers can get the expert advice they need, when they need it.”

In his former role, Thierry headed up both finance and IT teams for Saint-Gobain Building Distribution. Thierry will be based at the Jewson head office in Binley, Coventry, and takes over from Mark Rayfield who returns to the United States to become President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CertainTeed and Regional CEO of Saint-Gobain Construction Products for North America.

Following Thierry’s appointment, the Jewson Executive and Management Team now comprises:

  • Regional Directors: John Bampkin, Allan Davidson, Neil Grindley and Tony Taylor
  • Magda Dexter, Customer Experience Director
  • Helen Hardy, HR Director
  • Tony Munro, Showrooms Director
  • John O’Sullivan, Sales and Marketing Director
  • Richard Pedersen, Director of Tool Hire
  • Business Development Directors: Paul Bradford and Ed Smith.