Matt Buckley has been appointed Managing Director of the Downstream operations of Pilkington Building Products UK. In this position, Matt is looking to the future to ensure that the business develops appropriately to meet the changing needs of the UK market.
Matt joined the company more than 20 years ago and has held a number of roles within the Sales and Marketing organisation most recently Commercial Director for the UK & South Europe. He said, “I am thrilled to have been offered this new wider role within the Building Products team. The downstream market has faced its fair share of challenges in recent years but after a series of substantial investments, we are in a strong position to take advantage of the recovering market.”
In this role Matt will report directly to David Pinder, Managing Director Building Products UK & South Europe. David confirmed, “We want to place more emphasis on manufacturing excellence and customer service to improve the quality of our product offering and to provide the best possible service to the customer.”
As a result of this change, Andy McDowell is appointed Commercial Director – UK & Ireland. He will be overseeing the central marketing activities as well as sales of all stock glass from the factory and through the branches.
Geoff Todd has also been appointed as Head of Commercial, UK Downstream Processing. Geoff will be co-ordinating the commercial activities of the processing business covering domestic and commercial IGU as well as a number of other value added product areas.