Product development in focus with new Knauf Insualtion appointment

Insulation manufacturer, Knauf Insulation, has appointed a new product manager to lead the development of its Glass Mineral Wool range.

Lisa Richardson brings 17 years’ experience in product marketing to her role with the St Helens-based manufacturer. She joins from Werner Co. where she was responsible for product managing its Werner, Youngman and Abru ladder ranges. Prior to that she worked with a number of product categories, including hand tools, personal protective equipment, security and plumbing fittings.

In her new role, Lisa will be responsible for working with customers to grow Knauf Insulation’s glass product range, which includes Supafil, its blowing Glass Mineral Wool, OmniFit, its multi-application product, and its DriTherm cavity slabs.

Richardson said: “Knauf Insulation is well known for its heritage of innovation in both the Glass and Rock Mineral Wool markets. Its proprietary ECOSE binder technology is just one example of the way the business leads the market.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining the UK’s largest Glass Mineral Wool manufacturer and working to develop its offering even further.”

Steve Smith, Marketing Manager at Knauf Insulation, said: “Customers are now seeking opportunities to find alternatives to PIR insulation as the shortage of the material continues. Lisa’s appointment will allow us to continue to work alongside customers to deliver new systems and solutions.”

In March this year, the company announced it was partnering with Veolia to develop a £10 million recycled glass processing facility in St Helens. This end to end process supports the strategies of both companies in regards to sustainability, recycling and preserving scare raw materials.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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