Double R Glass & Roofing Systems is pleased to announce two promotions from within, to ensure the recent reported growth across sales of its traditional and solid roofs, high performance sealed units and decorative glass products, continues into the foreseeable future.

Ian Sims, Managing Director of Double R explains: “The whole team at Double R has worked extremely hard to ensure that we meet the increased demand for all of our products whilst never compromising on the high quality our customers have come to expect from us. To further support the Company’s continued growth plans Neil Spicer has been appointed to Operations Director and Les O’Connell has replaced Neil as General Manager.

“Neil joined us in 2009 having spent his entire working life in the glass industry, starting with an apprenticeship with Pilkington. His knowledge of glass and glass manufacturing processes was a major factor in Double R’s development and in 2011 Neil was appointed to the role of General Manager. Since then he has had key involvement in all of the major decisions, including the recent purchase of a high speed fully automated For.El production line – the first of its kind in the world.

“Meanwhile Les O’Connell has succeeded Neil in the role of General Manager. Les previously worked within our roof operation but most recently has been our Quality Manager with specific responsibility for sealed unit production. His background in production and senior management roles has helped him and Double R to achieve our aims.

“Double R has big plans for further growth in the coming years. We have invested in expanding our premises and automating our production to ensure we have the capacity for this, but we believe it’s the people that make all the difference at Double R. That is precisely why we will also continue to invest in our staff, whether through promotions, training or new appointments.”

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