Stenning’s latest challenge is to lead the team of regional technical sales managers who represent both these respected and well-established brands to specifiers and merchant-side customers alike.
After two years at Fulham FC as a teenager and then leaving Esher College with his A Levels back in 1983, he started his sales career as a Saturday boy at Sabah Timber in Walton-on-Thames (part of Jewson), before swiftly becoming a Trainee Manager and securing a BTEC in Builders Merchanting & Business Studies. A rewarding and successful career in construction and building products duly followed, encompassing high profile sales roles at Wavin and Twyford.
Stenning joined Cistermiser and Keraflo in November 2015 as National Account Manager with specific responsibility to support leading Builders Merchant customers.
“Cistermiser and Keraflo are a delight to work for,” says Stenning. “I’m relishing the prospect of making these businesses grow. Both companies are highly flexible and management decisions are made quickly, so we are fleet of foot. It is so pleasing to help make a difference.”
“Quarter 1 of this calendar year saw tough and challenging market conditions,” he continues, “but Quarter 2 has prompted encouraging signs of increased activity across most sectors. With some exciting new product launches in the pipeline, Cistermiser and Keraflo are in very good shape to benefit from any upturns.”
Originally from West Molesey in Surrey but now living in Tonbridge, Kent with partner Bev and children David and Holly, Stenning has always been an avid sports fan but acknowledges that his days of playing football in winter and cricket in summer are over: “At 54, I’m too old to play anything but golf,” he muses. His energetic approach to both work and play will certainly lead to more success at Cistermiser and Keraflo.