As of Wednesday 6th April, Chris Flaherty retired after 28 years with Winkhaus UK. We would all like to take this opportunity to thank Chris for his drive and passion that have been instrumental in the growth of Winkhaus UK.

Justin Harris, Winkhaus Managing Director, surmised Chris’s impact sharing “Chris embodies what Winkhaus stand for. He is tenacious, very knowledgeable and easily crosses the commercial and technical divide. I would suggest that Chris is an industry leading fire door authority and this has certainly helped drive the success the company has achieved in supplying this sector of the market. As importantly for me, having worked with Chris for 25 years, he is great fun, he does not take life too seriously and he has been a pleasure to work with and so we wish him a long and healthy retirement”

George Smith takes over leadership of our technical team in the position of Senior Technical Manager. Already with 20 years’ experience in our technical and product teams George has led the recent expansion of our product team as part of his transition into his new role, which also includes our Technical Services and Winkhaus Laboratory teams.

Mark Alton takes over responsibility for Fire solutions as Fire Door Product Manager, bringing over 20 years of experience in the door industry including extensive knowledge of fire doors and certification.

Chris will remain a consultant with Winkhaus for the next twelve months.

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