SupaLite, the UK’s leading manufacturer of tiled roof systems is proud to announce a number of changes to key staff, in-line with the company’s continued success and year-on-year growth.

The Preston-based specialists are delighted to announce that SupaLite founder and respected industry figure David Watters will take up the role of Group Chairman, leaving his position as Managing Director. The new role will allow David to dedicate more time to working on specific projects and product development, along with strengthening ties with SupaLite’s nationwide trade partner network.

With this news, the team has confirmed that Operations Director, Steve Hacking has been promoted to the role of Managing Director. Steve, who is well-known to many across the industry for his years of service in both technical and operational capacities, will now take over the day-to-day management of the business.

“Both myself and the Board of Directors are thrilled to announce these staff changes which ensure we have the right people in the right roles as we continue to scale-up and as demand for our systems reaches an all-time high,” comments David Watters, SupaLite’s new Group Chairman. “I would like to congratulate Steve on his new role as Managing Director. He has been my right-hand man for many years and his hard-work, dedication and experience makes him the perfect candidate to lead this great team and ultimately take SupaLite forward.”

In addition to David and Steve, Production Director Mick Stewart is also promoted to the role of Supply Chain Director, a role which will encompass Mick’s technical duties along with new responsibilities such as overseeing purchasing and SupaLite’s overall supply chain. Alan Watters remains in his role as Technical Director but will also assume greater responsibility as he takes over day-to-day management of roof production at SupaLite HQ.

SupaLite’s staff team has also seen changes with Luke Carter taking over as Technical Manager, Cassie Watters becoming Sales and Marketing Manager and Dean Newsham succeeding Luke as Quotes and Processing Manager.

Speaking on his new role and the staff changes, Steve Hacking adds: “I am absolutely delighted and incredibly proud to be named SupaLite’s new MD. SupaLite is a fantastic, forward-thinking business with a pioneering, transformative product range. I am looking forward to carrying on Dave’s great work of supporting our growing trade partner network and delivering a product range that’s proven to help them win new business.

“We have assembled a fantastic team here at SupaLite that are fully committed to not only creating a first-class product but supporting both our fabrication and installer partners across the country. These staff changes and promotions really highlight the fantastic work they do for our customers and the trust we have in them to be the team that helps SupaLite grow from strength to strength. It’s certainly an exciting time here at SupaLite!”

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