New sales director

Liniar has appointed Robert Thiroff to the new post of international sales director.

HL Plastics said the Liniar range has grown substantially within the UK and Ireland since its launch in 2008, and the next step is to develop the Liniar and Alumina brands internationally, using the strengths and contacts of parent company Quanex.

Robert has a wealth of experience within the construction industry; of which 25 years have been within PVCU window and door extrusion.

Spending the last nine years with the Profine International Group (Kommerling), Robert held roles as chief sales officer worldwide, regional director and managing director UK/IRE. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Plastmo profiles.

“I have the utmost respect and admiration for Roger Hartshorn,” Robert said, “and have followed his many achievements within our industry over many years. I have seen the Liniar brand develop from its inception into the leading PVCU window and door profile in the UK – and having worked with Roger and the HL Plastics team in recent years, I believe the company ethos fits perfectly with my own vision and values.”