ARC Building Solutions has announced the promotions of Clair Richardson, as Operations Manager, and George Danzey-Smith, as Commercial Manager.

Clair Richardson will take overall responsibility for the daily operations within ARC’s manufacturing facility, leading the existing Production Team Managers and Team Leaders to deliver ARC’s future strategy. Having worked for the business for over 10 years, Clair brings extensive experience in managing health and safety, and quality and environmental control for the company to her new role.

Speaking about her appointment, Richardson said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Operations Manager. We have a fantastic team in our factory who all share the same enthusiasm and passion to produce the highest quality products for our customers and it will be a joy to work alongside them.

“As we continue to get back on our feet following the coronavirus pandemic, I am really looking forward to this new challenge and helping to drive the business forward.”

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fire stopping market, as ARC’s new Commercial Manager, George Danzey-Smith will take charge of the marketing of products and services, managing customer and supplier agreements, as well as new product development, testing and certification. He will also oversee internal sales and the customer service department.

Commenting on his next challenge, Danzey-Smith said: “Having been involved with ARC since its inception, the company has continued to go from strength to strength, and it has been an honour to be a part of this journey.

“My new role will give me the opportunity to build strong relationships, promote, drive and support the strategic/commercial intent of the company and further build our reputation in the industry. I am excited to help deliver on ARC’s continued growth and success.”

The two key appointments reaffirm ARC’s commitment to continual company development and promoting from within. Richardson and Danzey-Smith will sit alongside Neil Weeks, Managing Director, Tanya Traill, HR & Training Manager and Aaron Sharp, Technical Sales Manager, to form ARC’s Senior Management Team.