Wilsonart, UK manufacturer of laminate worktops and home to Mermaid Panels and Bushboard, has announced changes to its UK team.
Jon Mortimore, pictured right, joins the company as its new project manager for bathroom brands to provide structure and alignment to the product development of the company’s fastest growing category in Europe. Starting out as a product manager in the food packaging industry, Jon’s career evolved towards more commercial roles. Most recently he worked for American-based group, Dart Products Europe, and was focussed on category management and product development. Jon will be responsible for managing the introduction of expanded product lines and continued growth for this sector of the company.
“Jon joins us with wide experience in project management, which will greatly benefit Wilsonart brands across Europe as we continue to expand and develop in both the commercial and residential bathroom sectors. We're pleased to welcome him to the Wilsonart family," said Neil Horton, sales director at Wilsonart UK.
Wilsonart has also announced the promotion of Stewart Hooper, left, to key account manager for Mermaid Panels. With over 20 years in sales, Stewart’s experience will be used to drive growth within the business. He will support the newly increased sales team, helping to target opportunities, and promote new product ranges that will be coming to the marketplace during Q3 & Q4 of this year.
Keely Greenhalgh, national sales manager at Mermaid Panels, said: “Stewart has been with Mermaid Panels for over 14 years and during this time he has worked closely and established key relationships with retailers, showrooms, and merchants within the buying groups. In his promoted role, Stewart will have a more dedicated focus on continuing to grow these connections whilst creating new business opportunities too. We truly value the time and effort that he has dedicated to the business so far and are looking forward to this next chapter.”