Ideal Standard appoints new UK MD

Ideal Standard has announced the appointment of Stephen Ewer (pictured) as managing director, UK Cluster, which includes the UK and Ireland and operations in Australia.

Ewer joined the company on September 11 and will oversee the group’s activities in the UK and Ireland and assume responsibility for the business development across its brands Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini.

He brings strong commercial and strategic leadership experience from various B2B business and companies.

Prior to joining Ideal Standard, he worked as executive vice-president and managing director EMEA for Tensar International, a designer and manufacturer of specialist building products and civil engineering solutions.

In this role, he was responsible for all business activities across the EMEA region, including UK-based support functions and manufacturing operations. He focused on delivering profitable growth and increased market share through well-defined strategy development and execution.

Prior to this, he was MD of Poland for the Otis Elevator Company, as well as UK and central European sales and marketing director, providing commercial direction and support to drive top-line growth.

Ideal Standard’s former UK MD, Jim Moore, stepped down from the role in May this year to pursue an opportunity outside of the KBB industry.

Torsten Tuerling, Ideal Standard Group chief executive, said: “I am delighted to announce Stephen’s appointment and welcome him to Ideal Standard. Stephen brings a wealth of commercial and strategic leadership experience, which will be key in realising our clear business strategy.

“Stephen joins the UK business at an exciting and important time, with one of our brands, Armitage Shanks celebrating its 200 year anniversary and significant investment across the group. Stephen’s appointment looks directly towards the future and the continuation of strong business growth.”

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