Manufacturer and distributor of furniture fittings, architectural hardware, LED lighting Häfele UK has announced Richard Curtis as managing director, in the year the group celebrates its 100th anniversary.
He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience as a managing director across manufacturing and distribution businesses connected with the building products and lighting market sectors.
With key skills including managing sales organisations, driving profitable growth and developing opportunities through brand leadership and customer relationships, he will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business.
Speaking of his new appointment, Curtis said: “Häfele is renowned for its heritage, innovation and outstanding service for customers working in all areas of retail, production, design and installation.
“Being able to join such a capable team, at what is a pivotal moment in the group’s history, is a huge opportunity and one I am already enjoying.
“Everyone in the team is committed to Häfele’s values and ethos, which centre on making life easier for customers with products and services that transform the norms of the sector.
“I’m looking forward to being at the helm of the business as we continue to grow, develop and set new standards of excellence in the market.”