New presidential team

David Stacey has been appointed as the new president of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), with a new team of executive officers.

David Stacey is product sales director for UK and Ireland at Dormakaba. Originally trained as a civil engineer, he has built his expertise in the sales and marketing of construction products for more than 20 years, working in the UK, Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong.

David said: “My immediate tasks are right up front and staring me straight in the face as I enter my term as president for the next two years. 

“We must recruit the right team to support the excellent head office team of Douglas Masterson, Rachel Tipton and Davina King. We will be recruiting a new director to lead the guild, a new marketing manager, and a new membership officer. 

“We must also finish what we’ve started on education, continuing to invest in the GAI’s online Education Hub which has already revolutionised the GAI’s highly respected learning programme. 

“And we must continue to support and develop the internationalisation of the guild and our growing membership overseas, particularly in the face of an increasingly globalised construction regulations environment.”

The GAI also appointed Julian Newman of Oxford Ironmongery as the new vice president, and Mario Del-Signore of CESuk as treasurer.