Edward Smith has been announced as the new managing director for Caesarstone UK and ROI. He has replaced former MD Amir Reske, who left the surface specialist earlier this year.
Smith joins the company having worked for nearly 30 years at Jewson, Saint-Gobain – one of the largest British building distribution companies, with over 550 outlets nationwide. At Jewson, Smith was the programme director, leading the creation and implementation of the company’s long-term strategic plan. Simultaneously, he was the MD of George Boyd, a national ironmongery, security and fire door safety business with 14 stores and a distribution centre.
Across his various leadership roles, Smith has developed a reputation for strong relationship building and fostering high team performance. In his new role, he will continue to develop and drive Caesarstone’s strategic vision forward.
Commenting on his appointment, Smith said: “I’m thrilled to be part of such a respected innovative global brand. I’ve enjoyed watching Caesarstone’s extraordinary growth since it launched in the UK in 2017 and look forward to continuing to invest in and develop the business across the UK and ROI. I’m also excited to continue building our relationship with our Irish partners following the launch of our new distribution centre and showroom in Dublin earlier this year. It was a key step in Caesarstone’s expansion to solidify our presence in this important market.”