Two industry media outlets are reporting that Nick Dutton, ex-MD of Door-Stop International and Sales & Marketing Directors of Synseal has been appointed CEO of fabricator Polyframe. This is the press release that has been published from both outlets:
Chairman Martyn Buckley said: “We’ve come a long way since 1992 but we still have a long way to go. So we wanted a CEO with an impressive track record to help us get there. Nick’s record speaks for itself, his 10 years as sales and marketing director of Synseal saw the development of their PVCU window and conservatory systems. Then, more recently, as MD at Door-Stop he transformed the composite door market to become number one before it was sold to Masonite last year.”
Nick Dutton said: “Polyframe is a large, fast growing trade fabricator that’s led the way in helping fabricators unplug their machines and focus on selling and installing. I’d noticed this exodus of fabricators, which is why I was so excited about joining Polyframe. The potential is enormous, and Polyframe is already on the way to being a new type of organisation with a business model that will transform the industry, so I couldn’t say no!”
Since 1992, Polyframe has grown from a 40 windows-a-week trade fabricator in Halifax to a multi-site, multi-system fabrication group making several thousand frames a week. It supplies installers nationally from factories in Norwich, Northern Ireland, Mansfield and Halifax. Polyframe customers also have the benefit of being served with 19 Polyframe Trade Centres including outlets in Glasgow, Hull, Abedare, Gosport, Hailsham, Dublin and now Camberley.
Judging by the tone of the release, Nick sees an opportunity in Polyframe. I’ll be writing up a full analysis of the appointment in a future post, but having Nick Dutton at the helm of any business is clearly an exciting prospect for the company who has him.
As some may know, Nick did have a position at locks supplier Brisant Secure. As of yet it is unclear if he continues to retain that position or if he has left the company completely.
I would like to wish the very best to Nick on his new adventure. I’m sure he’s going to do a sterling job as he has in his other positions.
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