Andy Birkbeck joins Karonia as head of sales for the projects division.
Birkbeck has been in the KBB industry for almost 30 years and for the first 10 or so was a senior kitchen designer.
He has also held a variety of key sales roles at leading industry companies, including North East Sheets and Panels (NESP), where he was an area sales manager. During his time at NESP, the company became a distributor for Karonia’s Mistral worktops when the brand launched in 2010.
Subsequently, he moved to work surface specialists F Jones, where he progressed to sales director and so has focused on work surfaces for the past six years.
Birkbeck said: “I am looking forward to joining the Karonia team at such an exciting time, applying my extensive experience to my new role as head of sales for the projects team, and building the Karonia network and customer base throughout the UK.”