Bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard has announced the appointment of Jim Moore as managing director of UK and Ireland, which was effective from August 1, 2016.
He is now responsible for the business development across the group’s brands of Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini.
Moore has international experience in the construction sector and joins the company from the Vaillant Group, where he served the last 12 years in senior management positions.
He succeeds interim managing director David Barber who assumed the position in January, following the departure of Keith Boad. Barber will continue in his prior role as finance director.
Chief executive officer Torsten Tuerling commented: “I could not be more delighted to announce Jim’s appointment and welcome him to Ideal Standard. Jim brings a wealth of industry experience, deep customer understanding and leadership gravitas. He will be instrumental to shape the next phase of evolution of our company.
“Armitage Shanks will celebrate in 2017 its 200th anniversary. Armitage Shanks is one of the most iconic brands in Britain and has kept consistently its manufacturing base in the UK throughout its history. Jim is ideally placed to unlock the full potential of our company and lead our brands successfully into the next century.”
Tuerling continued: “I also thank Dave for his outstanding work since taking the UK managing director position as interims. Dave has served the company for many years and has been a key pillar of the company’s development. He will continue to assume the position of finance director and therewith ensure a smooth and successful transition to Jim.
“Looking forward, I am optimistic about the future for Ideal Standard. With our strong manufacturing base in the UK, we are well placed to deal with the implications of the EU referendum. Upon Jim’s leadership and in close partnership with our customers, we will invest in further strengthening our infrastructure and providing opportunities for growth and value creation.”