SRS photoSteve Severs has been appointed as the Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd (SGGUK), with immediate effect.

Steve has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the business, having joined SGGUK in 2003 as Coater Manager to lead the commissioning and development of Coating at Eggborough. He progressed to Operations Director in 2007, the position from which he takes up his new role.

Steve replaces Pierre Lucien-Brun who has provided excellent leadership of SGGUK since January 2010. Pierre returns to France to take up a new assignment within the Saint-Gobain Group.

A keen rugby fan, active cyclist and triathlon competitor, Steve lives in York with his wife and three teenage boys. He previously enjoyed a career in the steel industry that included production, logistics and sales roles which, combined with his time at SGGUK since joining the Eggborough team, has equipped Steve well for his new position as MD.

Steve’s senior position and long-term involvement with SGGUK and the Eggborough facility will ensure a seamless transition to his new extended role in the business: “I look forward to extending my involvement with the business and especially to spending more time with our customers,” said Steve.