Ideal Standard, the bathroom solutions manufacturer, has appointed Stephen Ewer as managing director UK Cluster, which includes the UK, Ireland and operations in Australia.
Ewer joined the business on the 11th of September 2017 and to oversee the Group’s activities in UK & Ireland and assume responsibility for the business development across the Group’s leading brands Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard and Sottini.
He brings strong commercial and strategic leadership experience from various leading B2B businesses and companies. Prior joining Ideal Standard, Ewer served as Executive Vice President & Managing Director EMEA for Tensar International, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialist building products and civil engineering solutions.
In this role, he was responsible for all business activities across the EMEA region, including UK-based support functions and manufacturing operations, and focused on delivering profitable growth and increased market share through well-defined strategy development and execution.
Prior to Tensar, Ewer was the managing director of Poland for the Otis Elevator Company as well as UK & Central European Sales and Marketing Director, providing commercial direction and support to drive top-line growth. Earlier roles included UK Sales & Marketing Director for ThyssenKrupp and various product, manufacturing and business development roles at Schindler Ltd.