Michael Williams has been announced as the new Managing Director at AluK and successor to Justin Hunter.

He joins the company from more than 30 years with global lift and escalator brand Kone, with experience in the UK, Europe and Asia.

He said of his appointment: “As a start, I will be looking inwards at AluK and identifying ways in which we can continue to improve our product and service delivery to customers and strengthen our partnerships with them.

“However, my focus will largely be outwards with the ambition of listening to and engaging broadly with our customers and moving aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems further up the value chain in both the retail and commercial markets.

“That means even more investment in sustainable product development and process efficiencies, but also in end user and specifier engagement.

“AluK is clearly already a really good business with incredible facilities and reputation; but with the hugely talented and experienced team here and the backing we have from the rest of the Group, I am confident that we can be even better.”