Smith’s names new MD, announces new owner and unveils new logo

Smith’s has a new managing director, Gary Haynes, appointed by new company owners, The Swan Group.

Gary joins the Essex-based fan convector manufacturer and heating specialist with a vision to grow and develop the firm as a customer-focused manufacturer and distributor of heating and associated products. 

He is a highly experienced senior professional with a background that includes Armstrong World Industries, Mecho Shade Systems (UK) Ltd, Thorn Lighting (part of the Zumtobel Group), T-Mobile, Visteon and Ford. His track record of growing and developing engineering and customer-focused businesses made him the ideal choice for Smith’s.

Gary’s arrival will see a number of new products launched in the coming months and has also prompted a brand refresh. A new Smith’s logo will be introduced across social media and all marketing platforms, with new URL and social media handles from July 2016.  

The Swan Group has been a shareholder in Smith’s for many years and has recently acquired the major shareholding.  Based in Boston, MA, USA, the third-generation family-run business shares Smith’s values and ethos. 

Smith’s is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.


4 July 2016


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