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Bathroom giant Ideal Standard has appointed Stephen Ewer as managing director UK Cluster, which includes the UK, Ireland and operations in Australia.
He will assume responsibility for the business development across the group’s brands of Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini.
Prior to joining Ideal Standard Ewer served 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 strategy development and execution.
Prior to Tensar, Ewer was the managing director of Poland for the Otis Elevator Company as well as UK and Central European sales and marketing director, proving commercial direction and support.
His earlier employment includes being UK sales and marketing director for Thyssenkrupp and various product, manufacturing and business development roles at Schindler.
Commenting on the announcement, group CEO of Ideal Standard Torsten Tuerling 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.”