Devon aluminium door experts Fenster Fabrications are celebrating the return of a senior member of staff after a four-year hiatus.

Alex Cook re-joins the Newton Abbott-based fabricator as Contracts Manager, tasked with overseeing the firm’s growing customer base, while also taking responsibility for aspects of the firm’s marketing and other vital areas of the business.

Highly skilled in CAD drawing as well as customer service and contract management, Alex studied an architecture degree at the University of Plymouth, before joining Fenster fresh from graduation in 2010.

“I spent four years studying architecture, so naturally I was looking for vacancies in architectural practices,” Alex explains. “I found an advert for a job at a company called ‘Fenster Architectural Glazing’ – but it wasn’t until I got to the interview that I realised it wasn’t an architectural firm at all, it was a window and door company!

“It’s the best mistake I ever made. I absolutely loved working for Fenster. After three years as Technical Co-ordinator, my personal circumstances changed, and I had to move out of the area – but now I’m delighted to be back, and be getting to grips with a new role at one of the most exciting periods in the company’s history.”

Fenster Managing Director Tony Drake commented: “I’m delighted to have Alex back on the team. During his first spell at Fenster, he was invaluable – his architectural background not only meant he was extremely skilled at technical drawing, but also that he could offer real insight into the needs and priorities of our customers.

“As we look to grow on the successes of the past few years and continue to build awareness of Fenster as one of the UK’s leading aluminium door fabricators, I’m confident Alex will play a vital part in helping us grow from strength to strength.”

Fenster supplies the full range of Smarts window and door products to trade and commercial projects across the South of England – alongside its own premium-quality sliding door, Üni_Slide.

Offering exceptional thermal efficiency, build quality, and desirable minimalist aesthetics, Üni_Slide can achieve frame sightlines as slim as 20mm, and a slim central interlock, while being able to support sliding panels of up to 3m high and 2.2m wide. The product can be assembled in a limitless run of units, with each panel capable of holding up to 320kg of glass.

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