June 21, 2024

Russell roof tiles bolsters technical sales team with new role


As part of a multitude of innovations launched this year, Burton-based Russell Roof Tiles, has introduced a new role in its technical sales team.

Bringing growth to the department, the new role, Technical Specification Manager, will help further develop the company’s specification strategy and build its presence in the market. With extensive expertise in the construction industry spanning over three decades, newly appointed Dean Kemp brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to the position.

He joins at a dynamic time for the roof tile manufacturer which has recently launched its new solar PV system as well as investing in a major redevelopment programme.

Dean, who has had a longstanding career in specification selling across many sectors will be overseeing the South East. His main responsibility will be to apply technical excellence to all levels of the business, developing Russell Roof Tiles presence across public sectors by providing support for local authorities, housing associations, specifiers and main contractors.

Dean comments: “Joining Russell Roof Tiles has given me the opportunity to use my expertise to assist in building a successful division with all the relevant support mechanisms and product offering. It’s a welcome challenge to work with the whole team to develop a consultative approach from end users to installers, to achieve a top quality, fully compliant roofing system and package.

“I’ve been aware of Russell Roof Tiles and their reputation for some time as they are fast becoming a prominent name in the roofing industry. I’m eager to help build this presence, working both internally and externally to drive business growth.”

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles, adds: “Dean’s knowledge and insights will be instrumental in expanding Russell Roof Tiles presence in the specification market, particularly among our public sector clients. His role will enable him to collaborate more closely with architects, local authorities, and housing associations to drive growth for the business and deliver comprehensive CPD programs. Dean will be a great asset to our growing team and we’re confident that his skillset will further enhance our customer service.”

This appointment of the technical specification manager comes at a significant time for Russell Roof Tiles with the business currently undergoing its biggest expansion project since being acquired in 2011. The £18.5 million investment to its Burton site will deliver more manufacturing lines and a new 1600 square meter building which will house a state-of-the-art curing chamber, only the second of its type in the country, for the concrete tiles.

Russell Roof Tiles is confident that the addition of Dean to the technical team will further solidify its reputation as a market leader.

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects. The company produces thousands of concrete roof tiles and accessories tiles every week used on roofs across the country.

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