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Wienerberger welcome new MD

Keith Barker

Keith Barker succeeds Harald Schwarzmayr as managing director of Wienerberger UK

KEITH Barker has been appointed as managing director of building material solutions providers Wienerberger UK, following a wider European management reorganization that has seen current managing director, Harald Schwarzmayr, taking up the position of chief operating officer of Pipelife North & Western Europe.

Mr Barker, who is 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.

Over the last 10 years Wienerberger UK have delivered strong organic growth following a period of rapid acquisitions in the previous decade.

The business has not only been a significant contributor to Wienerberger group revenue, but is also helping to set trends and standards in areas as diverse as health and safety and the adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Wienerberger UK are also spearheading the ‘digital construction’ movement, with a specific focus on supply chain management and marketing.

Keith Barker commented: ‘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.’

He added: ‘We’ve seen some fantastic growth under Harald’s time as managing director and I’m keen to continue to expand on this success.’

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