New appointments

Masterframe has promoted Alan Burgess from managing director and founder, to group chairman.

Alan has been instrumental in the development of the PVCU box sash window market since 1984.

Furthermore: Carol Slade has taken on the role of managing director; Ramon Rabett has returned as technical and compliance director after temporarily heading up production; and, after a break of six years, Greg Ponds has returned to become head of production.

With sales climbing 19% in the last quarter of 2018, and set to remain strong, Greg’s role will be to ensure Masterframe continues to provide the same high-quality product and customer experience. Ramon Rabett’s knowledge and expertise is widely acknowledged across the industry, whether it’s for product design, BFRC, British or European standards or CE Marking.

Starting with Masterframe Windows in 2002 as financial consultant, Carol joined the board in 2008 to take on the responsibility of operations, finance and HR. Carol’s experience, commercial awareness and passion for Masterframe will ensure the firm’s values and commitments continue to be delivered, the company said.

Alan said: “I’m delighted to be appointed group chairman and the opportunities it presents. The market is growing and it’s vital we make the most of it. Masterframe Windows and the Bygone Network have gone from strength to strength. I look forward to seeing these areas of the group grow even further under the recently promoted managing director, Carol Slade. This will enable me to focus more time and energy into Timberweld, which is getting a fantastic reception.”