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.