Management team strengthened

UAP has made several key appointments to broaden its management team, thanks to investment from asset manager Maven Capital Partners.

Former managing director of Wickes David Pearson has joined UAP as chairman. Tim Fairly, formerly managing director of Performance Doorset Solutions takes on the role of group commercial director. Stewart Lamb, former managing director at Vita, has been named as the company’s export sales director. Pat Rice, formerly sales director at Masco, joins as commercial director. And Bonnie Hodson from Trutex has been appointed as chief financial officer.

David Jennings, founder and former managing director of UAP, continues as CEO, an appointed role following the buy-out by Maven Capital Partners in 2018.

David said: “The new team has breadth and depth, and is without question among the best in the industry. They bring high quality door manufacturing, specification, retail, commercial and financial experience to complement our already strong management team. We will be encouraging customers to draw on our collective knowledge and experience, and benefit from this core strength.”