Smith Brothers has welcomed Andrea Vignola, Andrew Martin, Clinton Thacker and Paul Berry four new Regional Product Specialists to the business.

The new quartet will provide key product support to both SBS staff and customers, focusing on the exclusive-to-SBS brands Aquatechnik, Isotubi and Frabo.

They will also forge close working relationships with each of the manufacturers and help to develop their products and all supporting documentation, literature and approvals to further enhance each brands reputation within the UK market.

Once the COVID-19 travel and hospitality restrictions have eased, they will be able to schedule factory visits, where both customers and staff can learn more about the manufacturer and their production capabilities. 

Vignola worked for Conex Banninger for the past three years as a Regional Technical Sales Manager for the London and South West area.

He said, “I want to expand and grow the specification market for the SBS exclusive brands, by supporting internal and external personnel. My tactic is to improve the knowledge and sales experience, along with being supported by our vast portfolio of stock in the branches.

Martin worked for Viega as a Technical Sales Manager for 18 months. Prior to that, he spent approximately eight years at Geberit as a Technical Sales Manager and later as a Regional Sales Manager.

He said, “My plans at SBS is to make a success of my role, by helping to secure valuable sales opportunities and increasing the businesses market share.”

Thacker joins SBS from Pegler Yorkshire where he honed his skills and experience over the past 16 years, most recently as Commercial Specification Manager for the Central Region.

He said, “My plans are to build brand recognition, to secure project specification jobs and to help sell SBS exclusive brands. I also want to make friends and to have fun.”

Berry joins from Geberit, where he held a Specification Sales Manager role for 18 months having previously worked at Grahams Plumbers Merchant for 9 years.

He said, “My plans at SBS are to create a presence in the country on our exclusive products. I want to fully assist the ASM’s in my region and make sure that we are getting our exclusive products specified on projects. My main target is to get all our installer customers aware and trained on the exclusive products and get them to use them.