Euramax makes strides into DIY and merchant sector
Window and door manufacturer appoints key account manager for new target industry
Euramax, has appointed Kevan Flanagan as its new key account manager for the DIY and merchant sector. Flanagan joins the team with an established history in construction and the Army Reserve to lead Euramax as it continues its expansion into these sectors.
Flanagan has nearly 20 years’ experience in the UK construction industry, working in sales, account management and marketing for manufacturing companies.
Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Euramax manufacture and supply PVCu windows, doors and composite doors for the modular, new build, holiday home and home improvement markets. Euramax also supplies windows and doors into a number of DIY merchants in the UK and is looking to build upon this following Flanagan’s appointment, expanding its offering to both new and existing customers.
Flanagan’s career in the construction industry began in 1997 at Lafarge Cement UK, where he worked as the area sales manager, before taking on the role of national key account manager in 2002. In this role, he was responsible for the accounts of a number of the UKs largest builders’ merchants, including Travis Perkins and Wickes. After four years, he then took the role as sales and marketing training manager, prior to returning to the role of key account manager for more well recognised builders’ merchants.
Additionally, Flanagan has 30 years’ experience in command, leadership and management training with the territorial army. In 2012, he joined the Army Reserve as a reserve recruiting mentoring training officer (RRMT), before starting at Marshalls PLC as national key account manager.
“Euramax is a recognised manufacturer in the fenestration industry, and while there is a strong current customer base in the DIY and merchant sector, there is the opportunity for growth and development”, Kevan Flanagan said. “The DIY market has grown rapidly in the last few years, with £55 billion predicted to be spent on DIY projects in the UK this year, it’s vital that we use this growth to build upon the foundation that Euramax already has.
“My years spent working with some of the UK’s largest merchants has positioned me with a great insight and set of strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills, which will be necessary to develop and secure more customers within the industry”, continued Flanagan. “I’m excited to be taking the lead on this this sector and drive continued success with Euramax”, added Flanagan.
“The DIY and merchant sector is one of our key business focuses and we have ambitious plans for growth in this sector”, Nick Cowley, managing director at Euramax commented. “Kevan’s successful history in this industry gives me great confidence that his knowledge and strategic skills will be invaluable to what we aim to achieve, and I’m excited to welcome him to the team”.