Stepping down from the role at the end of December 2020, Dave will hand over the reins to Neil to take the business into its next phase of development.
With significant experience in the fenestration industry, Neil joined VEKA almost 4 years ago from VELUX where he spent 10 years as their UK Sales Director and prior to that some years as their Operations Director. During his time at VEKA plc, Neil has reshaped the Sales & Customer Service function, taking on added responsibility for Commercial & Technical departments since joining.
Neil comments; “VEKA plc is a great business with huge potential and I’m honoured to be leading the business forward in our next phase of growth. Being part of the broader VEKA Group, a worldwide organisation, with a host of industry leading products and services, a fantastic team and some great initiatives in development; I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity. I consider myself fortunate to have a strong leadership team already in place, thanks to Dave’s legacy, and I’m looking forward to working with them as we make this great business even greater!”
Andreas Hartleif, VEKA Group CEO comments; “I am delighted that Neil has accepted the position of Managing Director for VEKA plc; his experience coupled with his proven capability give me every faith that he will successfully lead the UK organisation into the future.”
Throughout the last quarter of 2020, Dave and Neil will work together to ensure that there’s a seamless transition in leadership during what has been a tumultuous year for VEKA and indeed for us all as we look to best manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dave added; “Having been part of VEKA plc for the past 26 years, I will miss the business and its people greatly, however I leave knowing the business is in very capable hands.”