Häfele UK has announced Richard Curtis as its new managing director, in the year the group celebrates its 100th birthday.
Curtis joined the manufacturer and distributor of furniture fittings, architectural hardware, LED lighting and electronic access control systems earlier this year. 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.
His key skills lie in managing sales organisations, driving profitable growth and developing new market opportunities through brand leadership and strong customer relationships. Moving forward, he will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, driving growth and building on the major successes it has already achieved.
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.”