Michael Williams is the newly appointed Managing Director at AluK. He joins the business with extensive construction industry experience after a successful 30+ year at Kone, one of the biggest global names in lifts and escalators.
Michael brings a refreshing new perspective to the fenestration sector, just at the time when it faces real challenges in terms of how it responds to the sustainability agenda and also huge opportunities in the booming housing and home improvement market post COVID.
He says: “As a start, I will be looking inwards at AluK and identifying ways in which we can continue to improve our product and service delivery to customers and strengthen our partnerships with them. However, my focus will largely be outwards with the ambition of listening to and engaging broadly with our customers and moving aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems further up the value chain in both the retail and commercial markets.
“That means even more investment in sustainable product development and process efficiencies, but also in end user and specifier engagement.
“AluK is clearly already a really good business with incredible facilities and reputation; but with the hugely talented and experienced team here and the backing we have from the rest of the Group, I am confident that we can be even better.”
Michael has joint Australian and Irish nationality and has previously worked in the UK, Europe and Asia, with an impressive track record across a mix of technical, sales, operations and senior leadership roles.