Saturday, 7 May 2016

Assa Abloy Security Doors Strengthen Team with New Appointments

Julian Knipe
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY,  has appointed a new Head of Trade Department and new Trade Sales Manager for the South .

As the new Head of Trade Department, Julian Knipe will be responsible for the trade function of the business and brings an array of experience to his new position. Julian has over four years experience as a planner for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, including being part of the team that supplied the new T2A terminal at Heathrow, which was one of the UK’s biggest construction sites, in addition to experience working for Acheson & Glover Limited.

In his new role as Trade Sales Manager, Steven Cunningham will be tasked with generating sales in the South of England and London, through building new and existing relationships with customers. With ten years experience working for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors; starting in the factory stores, progressing to become and Estimator, and then growing the Trade Department to £4.3 million turnover at the end of 2016, Steven brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role.

Steven Cunningham
Speaking on his new position, Steven Cunningham, Trade Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’, said:

“Having worked with ASSA ABLOY Security Doors since the beginning of my career, I’m extremely passionate about the business and want to help to ensure that Powershield doors remain the number one choice for steel doors in the UK. I believe my existing knowledge will help me and the customer when it comes to winning future orders and I’m looking forward to the challenge my new role will bring.”

Speaking on his new role, Julian Knipe, Head of Trade Department at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, particularly being a member of the team that supplied the new T2A terminal at Heathrow, which is one of the biggest challenges the business has faced in its history. I’m looking forward to further developing my managerial skills, as a new member of the senior management team.”

Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said:

“It is an exciting time for the construction industry in London, which is currently being transformed with a whole host of new developments. Both Steven Cunningham and Julian Knipe have been valued members of our team for a number of years and we know that Stephen will prove to be a great asset to major projects in the South, while Julian will be a great strength to the trade side of the business.”

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors comprises Powershield steel doors, and Safeguard high security timber doors, providing a single point of contact for well-known high performance security door brands. ASSA ABLOY UK is officially a UK Green Building Council member

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