Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Dragan Maksimović as general manager, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of the company across its multiple UK markets.

Mr Maksimović joined Sika in 2002; based in Belgrade he was responsible for developing the company’s operation in Serbia. The new appointment will see him build on the already well-established Sika brand in the UK.

In 2016, the company is aiming to achieve 6% growth in net sales whilst maintaining profitability levels. Major focuses that will help the company achieve this centre on further development of its network of specifiers, strengthening relationships with key specialist distributors and adding to the Sika contractor networks.

Mr Maksimović said: “I strongly believe that teamwork stands behind every result and that people do make the difference. Relationships inside the company and towards the customers are the main drivers for sustainable good results. Sika UK is a strong company and I am looking forward to the challenge of growing the brand in the UK.”

Mr Maksimović takes over from Ivo Schaedler who has taken on the extended responsibility of area manager Europe south, responsible for the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Mauritius regions within Sika.