Network VEKA MD John Ogilvie is retiring after 19 years with the industry-leading installer support organisation.
John joined Network VEKA soon after it was established and has been instrumental in creating the brand and leading the organisation and its member companies to the success it's known for today.
2016 saw Network VEKA celebrate its 20th anniversary, reach a cumulative £1bn in sales and complete high quality installations in more than 270,000 homes. John will be retiring after Christmas, leaving the company having celebrated a year filled with record-breaking milestones.
John explains: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Network VEKA and have been thrilled to see everything we've managed to achieve over the years. There is still a huge amount of potential for the Network to grow and create further opportunities for companies across the country. Network VEKA is still top of its game after 20 years, and I see no reason why it should slow down now! We have the industry's leading support package, covering everything from technical and sales advice to training and marketing.
“I have every confidence that my successor will continue to develop the offering that our member companies appreciate so much, but I feel that my time 'at the helm' is done and I'm looking forward to spending my retirement with family and friends in both Scotland and France. I wish the team and the membership every success.”
Karen Lund, Network VEKA's Operations Manager will be heading up Network VEKA as Head of Partner Programmes, reporting to The VEKA UK Group's new Marketing Director Dawn Stockell.
MD of The VEKA UK Group Dave Jones said: “John deserves a huge pat on the back for all he's done for Network VEKA over the years, there's no doubt he's been a guiding force over the last two decades. I'm sure he will be missed by his team and by member companies alike. We wish John all the best for his retirement and wish Karen luck in her new position; a role for which her extensive Network VEKA experience makes her very well suited.”