Lorient has appointed Kerry Hicks as its new Managing Director.

Hicks (pictured) will assume overall operational responsibility for the activities of Lorient in the UK and Europe, reporting directly to ASSA ABLOY Market Region Manager, Harry Warrender.

Prior to his new appointment, Hicks served as Sales Director and brings a wealth of experience and customer and market knowledge to the position. His career with Lorient started in 2003 and he has built up a strong reputation for delivering excellent customer service, leading, guiding and motivating teams of people; and has made a significant contribution at Board level for many years.

Hicks said: “It is a great privilege to be appointed to the role of MD in Lorient’s 40th anniversary year. Maria has done a tremendous job and I’m very much looking forward to building on her success; and driving the next stage of growth with our hugely talented team.

“It’s an exciting prospect to be at the helm of Lorient, in a new era as part of the ASSA ABLOY family; which brings technology, resource and capability to support the continued success of our business.”