The industry has launched into a round of executive musical chairs with a raft of senior figures announcing moves from one top level job to another.

First was Andy Jones, Group MD at Victorian Sliders and former Synseal and Aperture director, who has now emerged as commercial director at Korniche fabricator Made for Trade.

Gareth Jones, until recently MD at profine/Kömmerling, announced he is now MD at Huthwaite-based Solar Group with its brands Solar Calibre Doors, Solar Norvik and Taylor Manufacturing.

Meanwhile, another former Synseal and Kömmerling director, Kevin Warner, more recently sales director at Exlabesa Building Systems, now returns to Profine UK as sales & marketing director.

And at the same time, Brian McDonald, until recently Profine sales director as well as one-time Synseal Extrusions commercial manager is announced as director of the Parkside Group/Comar.

Andy Jones posted on social media: “After an enforced absence of a few months I am now really looking forward to joining the team at Made For Trade as Commercial Director….I have had the pleasure of visiting 100’s if not 1000’s of window companies all over the world in my previous positions over the past 35years and rarely have I met a team so committed to continuous improvement, product development, customer care and engineering excellence, it is a real pleasure to be joining such a fantastic, forward thinking company.”

Brian McDonald posted: “Well after 6 amazing years at Kommerling and a well deserved rest I have decided to join Comar Aluminium as Director of Sales for the trade and retail markets. The company is already a market leader in the commercial sector with a trusted brand and many loyal fabricators. We now want to take this ethos to the trade fabricators and give them the same benefits that the commercial sector enjoys. I’m looking forward to the new challenge and helping the Parkside Group with all our subsidiaries move forward in our ambitious plans within the market.

Kevin Warner posted: “Following the last 18 months working in the aluminium sector with Exlabesa Architecture, I have now made the decision to rejoin Kommerling/Profine UK where I spent 10 years with a successful team who resurrected the brand back in 2008.”

Some of the companies have begun making their own announcements of their new appointments; see separate articles.