Steve Weaver, Technical Manager - Sliders UKSliders UK has strengthened its product development team with the appointment of hardware specialist and industry veteran, Steve Weaver as Technical Manager. Steve, who has over 30 years experience, joined the Lancashire-based manufacturer of Secured by Design patio, bi-fold and composite doors in January.

Steve’s appointment is part of Sliders’ ongoing commitment to driving innovation and security across its expanding range of UPVC and aluminium doors, many of which were the first to be accredited by the UK Police’s Secured by Design initiative.

Ian Longbottom, Joint Managing Director of Sliders UK, says: “We’re thrilled to have Steve on board. He not only brings with him a wealth of technical expertise, but is also very well known and respected within the industry.

“He has quickly proved to be an asset to the company and will play a key role in assisting with an unprecedented year of product development at Sliders, which will see some fantastic new initiatives coming to market.”

Steve has an impressive resume, which includes time served as Technical Manager for two leading hardware companies within the windows and doors industry.

Steve’s new role sees him take charge of the technical development, testing and purchasing of hardware within Sliders UK. He comments: “Before my appointment, I had worked with Sliders on a number of projects in my previous capacity as an external hardware specialist.

“I’m happy to have joined the team officially this year and look forward to building on the company’s optional Secured by Design hardware solutions.”