Image: Justin Ranstead, UK Sales Manager (left) and Simon Porter, Regional Sales Manager Fibre Cement and Natural Slates (right)
Cembrit, the leading roofing and cladding specialist, has announced two further additions to its UK sales force. Justin Ransted and Simon Porter have joined the pitched roof sales team to drive sales of natural and fibre cement slates in UK and South East England respectively.
Justin Ransted joins Cembrit UK as UK Sales Manager. With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Justin brings with him a wealth of knowledge. He joins the company following roles at Icopal, Triton, Sika Ltd, Acheson & Glover Ltd and Hanson UK. As part of the sales team in all these roles, he was responsible for selling building products to contractors, property developers and self-builders.
“I am delighted to be joining Cembrit UK and relishing the challenge of leading the sales team to a successful 2017 and beyond,” comments Justin. “The company manufactures a broad range of innovative pitched roofing solutions and has a reputation for delivering reliable products in the market. The skills and knowledge I have developed in my previous roles will equip me to grow Cembrit sales across the country.”
Simon Porter is taking on the role of Regional Sales Manager and will be centered at Cembrit’s Reading office. Simon draws on over 15 years of construction industry experience, including three years with Monier Redland, and over ten years with Wavin UK. With wide-ranging industry contacts and knowledge, Simon is in an excellent position to grow Cembrit’s presence in the South East area.
“Cembrit manufactures high quality products and has a great customer service philosophy, so I was very keen to take up the opportunity of joining the company,” says Simon. “The company has enjoyed an impressive period of growth recently, and I look forward to contributing to the future success of the business.”