Commercial building services specialist Polypipe Building Services has appointed Andrew Cullum as Managing Director.

Cullum joins the Polypipe Building Services team from Polypipe Civils, as the commercial division of Polypipe continues a year of transformation to meet the evolving challenges of the modern construction sector.

Joining Polypipe in 2000, Cullum has held a number of roles within the organisation including leading sales and marketing teams, and developing Polypipe’s WMS offer in his role as WMS general manager.

Cullum will now oversee a seven-member management team, responsible for the manufacturing operation at Polypipe Building Service’s Aylesford site, and the strategic direction of the company.

The Aylesford-based manufacturer, is investing in its manufacturing and operational processes and has recently introduced Polypipe Advantage, a best-in-class design, fabrication, delivery, technical and customer support service designed to remove the on-site complexity of commercial installations.

Cullum said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the Polypipe Building Services team. The company is changing its organisational structure to support a greater focus on operational innovation and continuous improvements which I believe will offer our customers a range of services better designed to ease the challenges faced by contractors and consultants on many construction sites.

“The facility is superbly located and equipped, the people are dynamic and enthusiastically open to innovation, and developments such as the introduction of our new Advantage services demonstrates how we are responding to issues such as the need to reduce on-site waste and the management of labour resources by providing pragmatic commercial solutions, using the very best technical expertise.

“There is more to come as we continue to invest in our manufacturing capabilities and I am looking forward to working with our customers to bring them further innovative systems that demonstrate the advantages of using plastic-based solutions, and importantly, a higher level of technical support and service.”

Simon Howard, who has held the Polypipe Building Services Managing Director role for more than five years, will continue with the company as new Divisional Managing Director for Polypipe’s UK and international commercial focused business.