Keith Barker has been appointed as managing director of Wienerberger, the heavyside building materials provider.
The appointment follows a wider European management reorganisation, which will see Harald Schwarzmayr, take the position of COO of Pipelife North & Western Europe.
Barker, currently Wienerberger UK’s commercial director, has been on the UK board for more than seven years and has played a key role in shaping the strategy of the business. He will assume the new role from September.
He said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of managing director of Wienerberger’s UK operations. Having worked within the senior management team for over seven years, I am excited to be taking this next step and helping further shape and mould Wienerberger’s future within the UK. We’ve seen some fantastic growth under Harald’s time and I’m keen to continue to expand on this success.”