New production managers Irene Wilson and Trevor Peacock - Oct 2013Northern Ireland-based manufacturer Apeer doors has announced two further key appointments in the latest phase of a recruitment drive to service its booming order book.

They are production managers Irene Wilson (day shift) and Trevor Peacock (night shift) who will both work at the company’s Ballymena manufacturing facility.

The company revealed this summer that it was gearing up to double production capacity following a surge of orders. And last month Apeer md Asa McGillian said he would be taking on an additional 40 to 60 new staff over the next six months.

Irene Wilson has spent her working life in production and joins Apeer after 12 years as production manager for a PVC window and door company. She said: “When the chance came along to join Apeer as one of two new production managers I couldn’t resist the challenge given all the fresh ideas and busy order book. Each day in this industry brings new challenges but with three young children at home I’m well used to that!”

Trevor Peacock has also earned his stripes in managerial roles including working as an out-of-hours supermarket trading manager before moving on to be a quality controller and later business manager for a poultry group. More recent roles have been as a team leader and shift manager. Said Trevor, who is married with three daughters: “It’s a very exciting time to be joining the company and I look forward to helping Apeer grow even stronger in 2014.” When not working, Trevor enjoys keeping fit, playing football, cooking and family days out.

Said md Asa McGillian: “We need a significant level of extra resource to meet the increased level of demand since we launched MODO at the FIT show in April. Finding managers with the experience to fulfil these two key production roles has been critical to our strategy for taking the company forward.”

Apeer has also appointed a number of supervisors and factory floor operatives in addition to more field sales managers.

The increase in business follows Apeer’s hugely successful launch of the latest Diamond Doors and all-new Apeer MODO collections, both supported with new brochures and a stand at the FIT show.

Said Asa: “Our current recruitment drive represents a significant investment for us. We are also in the process of a major training programme with the aim of upskilling our existing employees.”