Ideal Standard, a manufacturer of residential, commercial and healthcare bathroom solutions, has announced the appointment of Stephen Ewer as Managing Director UK Cluster, which includes the UK, Ireland and operations in Australia.
Stephen joined the business on 11 of September 2017 and will oversee the Group’s activities in UK & Ireland and assume responsibility for the business development across the Group’s leading brands Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini.
Stephen brings strong commercial and strategic leadership experience from various leading B2B businesses and companies. Prior joining Ideal Standard, Stephen served as Executive Vice President & Managing Director EMEA for Tensar International, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialist building products and civil engineering solutions.
In this role, he was responsible for all business activities across the EMEA region, including UK-based support functions and manufacturing operations, and focused on delivering profitable growth and increased market share through well-defined strategy development and execution.
Prior to Tensar, Stephen was the Managing Director of Poland for the Otis Elevator Company as well as UK & Central European Sales and Marketing Director, providing commercial direction and support to drive top-line growth.
Earlier roles included UK Sales & Marketing Director for ThyssenKrupp and various product, manufacturing and business development roles at Schindler Ltd.
Torsten Tüerling, Ideal Standard Group’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to announce Stephen’s appointment and welcome him to Ideal Standard. Stephen brings a wealth of commercial and strategic leadership experience, which will be key in realising our clear business strategy.
“Stephen joins the UK business at an exciting and important time, with one of our brands, Armitage Shanks celebrating its 200 year anniversary and significant investment across the group. Stephen’s appointment looks directly towards the future and the continuation of strong business growth.”