Ideal Standard has announced the appointment of Jim Moore as managing director UK & Ireland. Mr Moore will oversee the Group’s activities in UK & Ireland and assume responsibility for the business development across the Group’s brands Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini. The appointment will be effective from 1 August 2016.
Mr Moore has spent the last 12 years in senior management positions with the Vaillant Group. He has a successful track record in the creation of high growth strategies and in developing close value-creating partnerships across the customer base.
Mr Moore succeeds interim managing director David Barber, who has been responsible for the operational activities in UK & Ireland since his appointment in January. Mr Barber will continue in his prior position as finance director ensuring a smooth transition and continuity of operations.
Torsten Tuerling, the Group’s chief executive officer, said: “I could not be more delighted to announce Mr Moore’s appointment and welcome him to Ideal Standard. He brings a wealth of industry experience, deep customer understanding and leadership gravitas. He will be instrumental to shape the next phase of evolution of our company.”
Klaus Jesse will take over from Mr Moore at Vaillant, having worked for Vaillant Group in several leading positions since 1985. Before he took over the management of Vaillant Group’s international export activities, he was responsible for Vaillant in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As regional director for UK and Ireland, Klaus will report directly to the Managing director for sales, marketing and service, Dr Andree Groos.