Brent Nicholls has been appointed to the post of Managing Director South West Europe by Wavin, a leading Global supplier of water management, plumbing and drainage systems.
With a brief to increase profitability by enhancing customer service and value to both customers and end users. Brent has spent the past few months meeting customers and suppliers in order to establish a “way forward” for deploying the company’s strengths to the best advantage of all stakeholders.
Speaking on behalf of the Wavin group, Maarten Roef, CEO, said: “Brent is a proven operator, with a superb track record in driving business forward – especially in challenging times such as these. The match of his energy and vision are such that not only will he expand the company’s presence in the crucial South West Europe market; but also all customers will enjoy tangible benefits from improvements in service, distribution and range”.
Brent brings a wealth of commercial and operations experience to the team, having worked with the global packaging business Amcor Group as Operations and Managing Director in different areas of the business over the past 20 years.
Wavin is the leading supplier of plastic pipe systems in Europe. The company provides systems and solutions that are essential for tap water, surface heating and cooling, rain and storm water, water and gas distribution and telecommunications applications. Wavin is headquartered in Zwolle, the Netherlands and has operations in 25 European countries. The company employs approximately 6,000 people and reported 2011 sales of more than EUR 1.3 billion. Outside Europe, the company has a network of agents, licensees and distributors. Since mid-2012, Wavin is part of the Mexichem Group, market leader in the field of plastic piping and in the chemical and petrochemical industry in Latin America.