CGI International, a leading independent manufacturer of fire resistant glazing, has appointed Oliver Kunz as European Sales Director. This latest appointment reaffirms the company’s strategic commitment to the European market and bolsters the operational infrastructure in this region.
From his base in Koblenz, Germany, Oliver will head up the technical sales teams in France, Scandinavia and the Netherlands and will be responsible for driving forward the business plan in these territories. Qualified as a Civil Engineer, Oliver joins the business from Kalzip which is part of Tata Steel Europe, where he was International Project Manager.
Drawing on professional expertise and the extensive experience gained at Corus Building Systems, Oliver is tasked with driving forward Pyroguard project specifications, enhancing the visibility of Pyroguard amongst the architectural and project specification community and overseeing the implementation of the new Technical Licensing Programme ahead of the Construction Products Regulation coming into force next year.
Commenting on his new position, Oliver said: “The scope of the role is very varied so I am very much looking forward to meeting the challenge.
Pyroguard has a good team spirit and the range of fire glass solutions is well established as a market leading brand – my objective is to raise the profile of Pyroguard in the EU market even further and secure our position as the preferred European supplier for fire glass solutions.”
By continually investing in sales operations, technical certification and product development, CGI International is succeeding in its objective to significantly grow the business whilst retaining the highest quality standards.
David Jolliffe, CGI International Managing Director, concludes: “Oliver will be a great asset to the senior management team and his proven experience in a pan-European role makes him well placed to help us deliver our ambitious growth objectives. This is an exciting time of change and development for CGI International and I am delighted to welcome Oliver on board as a key part of this process.”
For further information on CGI International and the Pyroguard range of fire glass solutions, please visit Stand 10G22 at Glasstec 2012, visit www.pyroguard.eu or call +44 (0) 1942 710720.
About CGI International
CGI International manufactures ﬁre resistant glass and advises clients on ﬁre glazing solutions that meet both legislative and planning requirements in their market. Independently owned and backed by venture capitalists, Dunedin, CGI International operates exclusively in the ﬁre glass market, trading under the Pyroguard brand in countries worldwide.
Headquartered close to Liverpool in the UK, we have a strong local presence in our key markets - France, Holland, Scandinavia and the UK - which includes a proven technical service, a highly developed R&D function and a customer-centric approach.
By understanding our markets, and more importantly, the relevant legislation, we make it our business to develop and deliver high quality and fully tested ﬁre glass solutions that continue to evolve to meet the needs of the building sector.
Specified on high profile developments worldwide, Pyroguard has been installed for projects such as Hong Kong Airport, Houses of Parliament and Manchester Airport.
For further information please visit www.pyroguard.eu or call +44(0)1942 710720
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