The promotion, announced in the New Year by CEO, Tony Robson, gives Andrews full responsibility for all Knauf Insulation operations in the UK and Ireland and comes as the company enters a particularly exciting chapter in its history. Andrews now has the enviable challenge of implementing and building on a series of initiatives designed to address the current shortage of insulation materials in the UK and further strengthen Knauf Insulation’s position as its leading manufacturer.
Driven by Government subsidised grants for domestic insulation and increasingly stringent building regulations, the need for insulation products, and especially mineral wool products, is continuing to increase. To meet this, the company recently announced that it was accelerating its investment programme at its UK manufacturing plants. New, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are to be built at both its St. Helens and Cwmbran plants over the next two years, and its Queensferry plant will reopen in March 2005, having benefited from a £10m upgrade that will increase its capacity by 50 per cent.
Andrews was promoted to the role of Deputy Managing Director a year ago having held the position of Sales and Marketing Director for two years.
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