Liverpool based value added building products manufacturer, ODL Europe have announced a new Managing Director for the business following the recent departure of Mark Towers who has left the business to pursue other business interests.
The new Managing Director, Nathan Barr will be known to many fabricators and installers in the industry, as he was formerly Head of Sales at Veka in Burnley in Lancashire for a number of years, being responsible for a team of eight BDMs and a team of service engineers.
Prior to that Nathan was Northern Sales Manager at Veka, developing many sales relationships across the UK and Ireland so he brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his new role at ODL.
Nathan, who holds a degree in engineering and holds membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, started his career as an apprentice toolmaker at the age of sixteen, so has always had a keen eye for manufacturing and quality, which he has continued to develop within the roles over his 20+ year career in the industry.
Nathan has big plans for ODL Europe going forward, as he comments “Seeing the extensive offering that ODL Europe has to offer, including its enclosed blinds product range and composite doors, I feel that now is the right time to ‘blow our trumpet’ and make the industry at large more aware of our extensive product range.
I am seeing this as a great opportunity and with the support of the global ODL brand, I am very much looking forward to getting to know the future needs of both our existing and new customers over the coming months.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Towers for his excellent contribution to ODL Europe over the years and how he has built the business up to its current successful position in the marketplace, which I feel has provided a very strong starting point for me to build upon.”
With Nathan’s background being in sales and marketing, he is keen to press forward with business development strategies and creating more brand awareness in the sector for ODL, which he sees as having strong USP’s and a market-leading position among many of its ranges including the flagship TriSYS cassette brand, Blink enclosed blinds and its PAS24:2016 doors range.
Former Managing Director, Mark Towers adds, “I feel extremely pleased with the choice of Nathan for the role of Managing Director and I feel strongly, that he has all of the experience and personal attributes to take the ODL brands under his stewardship, to even greater heights.
As I move on to a new phase for my own career, I would like to thank all our valued customers, suppliers and associates for their support over the years, it has been a real pleasure seeing ODL prosper, and I wish Nathan and the team every success in taking over the reins.”
ODL Europe can be contacted on 0151 933 0299 for more information.