New MD for Ideal Standard

David Barber (pictured) has been appointed the new UK and Ireland managing director of Ideal Standard.

The former finance director joined the company in 2006 and takes over from Stephen Ewer who is leaving the business after just over two years.

The naming of Barber provides some stability to the role following a series of short-term aopointments.

Ewer had taken over from Jim Moore who himself had only had the role for less than a year and, in fact, Moore took on the job from David Barber who had been operating as interim MD following the departure of Keith Boad.

Jan Peter Tewes, Ideal Standard chief commercial 0fficer, said: “David has been part of the Ideal Standard family for over 14 years. His in-depth knowledge of the business will be vital as we navigate the current, unprecedented situation and his strong leadership at this time will be key to ensuring our future success.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen for all of his hard work and dedication in driving forward the UK business and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Ideal Standard International has its headquarters in Brussels and the privately-owned company employs around 9,000 people and operates 16 manufacturing sites, serving over 100 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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