Changes underpin strong growth
Thursday, February 07th , 2019
There have been a series of exciting changes for sliding sash window specialists, Masterframe. Carol Slade takes on the role of Managing Director and Ramon Rabett returns to Technical and Compliance Director after temporarily heading up production. After a break of six years, Greg Ponds has returned to become Head of Production.
With sales climbing 19% in the last quarter of 2018, and set to remain strong, Greg’s role will be to ensure Masterframe continues to provide the same high-quality product and customer experience. Greg comments: “I’m thrilled to be back with Masterframe Windows. We have a very loyal customer base and it is important they receive the same level of quality as we grow.”
Ramon Rabett’s knowledge and expertise is widely acknowledged across the industry, whether it’s for product design, BFRC, British or European standards or CE Marking. He will now re-focus on to his area of expertise in his role as Technical and Compliance Director. Ramon comments: “As specialists who led the development of the modern sliding sash window, and as the trade choice for sash windows it’s important we continue to develop and introduce new products. I look forward to ensuring we deliver that.”
Starting with Masterframe Windows in 2002 as Financial Consultant, Carol joined the board in 2008 to take on the responsibility of Operations, Finance and HR. Shortly after, Carol took on the additional responsibility of Sales & Operations Director. Carol’s experience, commercial awareness and passion for Masterframe will ensure the firms values and commitments continue to be delivered. “To be appointed Managing Director is a real honour, I’m delighted to take on the role and look forward to guiding the business in a positive direction over the coming years.”
Alan Burgess now steps into the role of Group Chairman and comments on the appointments: “Greg has settled in very quickly, allowing Ray more time to focus on the technical aspects of the business. Carol is an amazing person full of drive; her appointment will see the group continue in its growth!”