BELFAST’s architectural wallcovering specialist Spanwall has appointed David Clark to the role of Manufacturing Director, where he will help execute an ambitious growth strategy, with a focus on manufacturing efficiency and l ‘continuous improvement.
He spent six years with the company early in his career before joining the McAvoy Group, where he was most recently Director of Manufacturing and Head of Innovation.
Spanwall Managing Director Keith Toner said: “David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and we are delighted to welcome him again. As a company, now under new ownership, we have a strong portfolio of work and are committed to implementing an aggressive growth strategy. “
Company Financial Controller Anna Hanna added: “David has joined us to ensure that Spanwall’s manufacturing capabilities meet the company’s strategic needs over the next several years, delivering efficiency improvements. and digital solutions to create a premier production facility.
“By building on the deep knowledge and skills that already exist within the company, as a management team, we want to build on this, create a culture of continuous improvement and develop a learning factory. from the future. This will create a solid foundation for the manufacturing team to grow and maintain in line with the company’s positive growth curve. “
David Clark said: “I am extremely excited about this opportunity at the company. Having started my career here almost 25 years ago, I really feel like I’m back home. Being able to join the senior team and be part of the transformational journey that awaits me will provide me with a platform to embed manufacturing excellence and innovation across the business.
Spanwall ((www.spanwall.com) has provided specialist coating solutions on many iconic buildings around the world, from Belfast to Barbados, Dublin to Amsterdam and South Africa to Saudi Arabia, specified by architects and designers working for brands such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Guinness, British Airways and Audi.
The company won the Global Jury Prize at the prestigious European Aluminum Awards for Industrial Design and Engineering in Düsseldorf. Spanwall and Novelis from Switzerland received the immense distinction of the Global Jury Prize out of 63 entries from 12 countries.
Founded in 1967, Spanwall was acquired earlier this year by Belfast-based private equity firm Cordovan Capital Management Ltd.
The company employs around 50 people in a factory in the Carryduff business park.