Pilkington Building Products – UK & Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of David Pinder to the role of Managing Director.
David, who has been with Pilkington since 1985, takes up the helm in the UK and Ireland after performing a similar role in Scandinavia, where he was Regional Director and also Director responsible for both the on-line and off-line coatings businesses.
With a sales and marketing background, David has a strong track record of increasing sales based on building relationships and developing long-term partnerships with companies and customers. David comments: “It is with great pleasure that I return home with the remit of driving business in the UK and Ireland. My experience across Europe has been extremely beneficial and will stand me in good stead for this role. We face similar challenges, operating in a low price, low cost environment but I am confident that by providing more emphasis on added value and quality, we can improve services and profitability.”
Having joined Pilkington from Hull University. David has performed various sales functions in the UK and Europe. Prior to his departure to Scandinavia, David was the Market Planning Director of the then newly created Primary Products Europe, where he had the responsibility for establishing the strategic planning process within the business.
David said: “I’ve learnt many things from working across Europe and I will be taking the positive elements from each into my new role. I relish the return to the UK and Ireland, to a market I know extremely well and working with people across the industry I have a lot of respect for. Most of all, I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the challenges ahead.
Based at the St Helens HQ, David is married to Kate and has two daughters, Emily and Rebecca. A keen sportsman, he plays tennis, football and golf and also enjoys travel, food, drink and live music.