Tyman UK and Ireland, owner of Era and Zoo Hardware, has appointed Huw Williams as commercial director.

He succeeds Helen Downer, who earlier this year became the UK and Ireland President of Tyman plc http://www.the-glazine.com/?p=2430 and will take responsibility for the commercial expansion of Era and Zoo Hardware throughout the fenestration, distribution, specification and consumer markets.

Huw has experience in category management, marketing and strategic product development, with over 25 years working in the automotive, electrical wholesale, ironmongery and building products sectors.

He was most recently commercial director at electrical wholesaler Denmans, with previous roles including category director for Saint Gobain Building Distribution (Jewson) and commercial and marketing director for ATS Euromaster.

Huw said: “Within my new role, I will be collaborating closely with our engineering, sales and customer service experts to ensure we secure sustained growth across all areas, by continuously improving and expanding our already comprehensive product offering. This will ensure we consistently meet the requirements of every customer and I look forward to working with both teams as we work hard to push our standards for excellence even higher.”