Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has announced the addition of two new roles to its directorial team. Rob Haining has been appointed as regional director for Scotland and Asa Finnigan as contract sales director.
The company previously split the UK into just two regions, North and South. Haining’s appointment recognises the need to tailor its offering and ensure that the specific needs and requirements of Scotland are being met. He has more than 20-years of experience within the Saint-Gobain Group, including nine years at Jewson followed by 11 at Graham Plumbers’ Merchant in a number of regional and national roles.
Haining said: “I’m over the moon to be taking on this new role and returning to a region that I know so well. Scotland has a range of different requirements in comparison with the rest of the UK, especially in the current climate, and we need to be prepared for when the market opens back up in the region. Graham was founded in Glasgow in 1936 and I want to reaffirm that commitment to the region and the roots of our business, ensuring that we are serving our customers in the best way possible.”
Finnigan’s appointment will help the company strengthen its market share in contract sales, particularly large regional and national accounts. Finnigan joined Graham in 2017 and has a wealth of sales experience both regionally and nationally across the plumbing and heating industry.
“I am really proud to take on this new role,” Asa commented. “I have a passion for sales and I feel I have the skill set from my experience in national and regional sales to re-engage with the contract sector. In particular I want to build on the strengths Graham already has with the newbuild sector and help to extend our reach into some other developing markets.”