The creation of the new super-group bandwagon rolls on, with the news released on Monday morning that current Ultraframe Sales and Marketing MD is to become the new MD of the Solidor Group as of December 15th. An early Christmas present for both Joe and the company I am sure. This was the press release posted on the Solidor website:
Solidor Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Martoccia, as their new managing director, effective 15th December, 2014. Joe is a respected industry leader and brings considerable expertise and experience within the building, construction and home improvement markets to the composite door pioneer, which combined with significant investment from NorthEdge Capital, will build on Solidor’s market leading position.
Joe will be joining Solidor at a time when they are continuing to experience strong growth for their solid-core composite doors and it’s a business that’s steeped in success, thanks to their unique feature packed product and award-winning marketing campaigns. Joe’s appointment sends out a very clear message to the market that Solidor is committed to maximising the investment by DW3 Product Group and NorthEdge, both in terms of its ongoing product development but also its market penetration.
Joe Martoccia, comments: ‘Solidor is an impressive business by any measure and has all the attributes to deliver incredible growth over the next couple of years. It’s vital that we stay focused on our unrivalled innovation and product development strategy, but work hard to deliver the ultimate retail experience for our customers. Exciting times are ahead for Solidor and our loyal network of retailers.’
Gareth Mobley, CEO concludes: ‘We’ve hand picked Joe to become the new managing director of Solidor at a time when having a great team is of paramount importance during the next phase of our growth. I’ll also be involved with DW3 Product Group, so for me it is key to have a top operator like Joe at my side to help us to achieve our big plans for the group. He has the passion, respect and ability to take the business further forward for many years to come and we’re thrilled he’s joining us.’
I know Joe myself personally, and I have always found him to be a professional at whatever he does. Always willing to support the new guys and new initiatives in the industry, something the industry’s biggest don’t always do. Solidor and the DW3 group have a good team member in Joe and I am sure he will do there.
As Gareth eludes to in the press release, having a top team in place to manage the growth and transitions is vital. If the growth the DW3 group is a fast and expansive as some of us expect, it is absolutely key to ensure that they have the right members of staff with the required knowledge to oversee growth.
It looks like Joe’s appointment won’t be the only one to be announced. I would expect that over the coming weeks and months we’re going to read about more company acquisitions and appointments at the DW3 group.