Ideal Standard appoints new MD

Ideal Standard has appointed Jim Moore as managing director for the UK and Ireland.

Moore (pictured) will oversee the group’s activities in the UK and Ireland and will be responsible for the Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini brands.

He succeeds interim managing director David Barber, who will now continue in his previous position as finance director.

Moore has significant experience in the construction sector and has spent the past 12 years in senior management positions in the Vaillant Group. He has a successful track record in creating high-growth strategies and developing close, value-creating partnerships across the customer base.

He is also an active member of several industry associations in the UK building industry.

His appointment will be effective from August 1.

Group chief executive Torsten Tuerling said: “I could not be more delighted to announce Jim’s appointment and welcome him to Ideal Standard. Jim brings a wealth of industry experience, deep customer understanding and leadership gravitas. He will be instrumental to shape the next phase of evolution of our company.

“Jim is ideally placed to unlock the full potential of our company and lead our brands successfully into the next century.

“I also thank Dave for his outstanding work since taking the UK managing director position ad interim. Dave has served the company for many years and has been a key pillar of the company’s development. He will continue to assume the position of finance director and therewith ensure a smooth and successful transition to Jim.

“Looking forward, I am optimistic about the future for Ideal Standard. With our strong manufacturing base in the UK, we are well placed to deal with the implications of the EU referendum. Upon Jim’s leadership and in close partnership with our customers, we will invest in further strengthening our infrastructure and providing opportunities for growth and value creation.”

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