David Wright has become the new Managing Director of leading building systems manufacturer Ash & Lacy, succeeding Ray Harriman, who will continue to support the transition to the new management team, focusing on export opportunities and product development.
David is a qualified electrical/mechanical and manufacturing engineer. His career started at Invensys Brook Crompton as a Designer and subsequently Business Unit Manager, after which he became a Senior Engineer for the Metals Industry Competitive Enterprise, focused on the development and implementation of World best practice across the metals sector.
David left this role to join privately-owned company Banro Sections as Operation Director. Following Banro's acquisition by Kingspan, he became Operations Director for two Kingspan manufacturing facilities in the UK, before joining Ash and Lacy as Manufacturing Director.
Commenting on the appointment, Ash & Lacy Chief Executive Jonathan Evans said: "I see Ash and Lacy’s future based on manufacturing excellence and the introduction of new products and finishes.
"David has the necessary skills and experience to manage us on this path, along which we have begun to take our first steps.
"April saw the arrival of new manufacturing machinery. I believe this is the biggest capital investment in the company’s history and is a poignant step towards our goal of being the most complete supplier of envelope systems in the market.
"I congratulate David on his appointment and thank Ray for his efforts in handing over the business, as he approaches the end of an excellent career that has made him one of the most popular figures in the industry."