Eurocell has announced the upcoming appointment of a new chief executive following the retirement of current CEO Patrick Bateman at the end of June.
Mr Bateman has been CEO for over eleven years, a period in which Eurocell says it has enjoyed sustained growth by continually expanding its product range and its own network of building plastics branches, which currently stands at over 140.
The group says that it has also invested significantly in recycling and last year the company floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
Eurocell has named Mr Bateman’s successor as Mark Kelly, currently chief executive of Grafton Merchanting GB. Mr Kelly has previously worked for BDR Thermea, IMI and Novar and has experience of the PVC-U window and doors industry from earlier in his career with Duraflex and Celuform.
Mr Kelly will formally take over from July 1, 2016, after an initial handover period.
Bob Lawson, chairman for Eurocell, commented: “When Patrick retires from the company, he will leave a strong management team and an excellent business with a clear strategy for delivering sustainable future growth for the benefit of its customers.
“We are delighted that someone of Mark’s calibre will be joining Eurocell. He is an experienced chief executive with a deep and broad understanding of the construction products sector, from a manufacturing and distribution perspective. This will be invaluable as Eurocell continues its exciting development.”