GEZE UK appointment makes specifying easier for architects

A leading UK door and window control system manufacturer, GEZE UK, has strengthened its specification team with the appointment of Richard Richardson-Derry.

Richard, who has 20-years’ experience in the construction industry, joins GEZE UK as Specification Manager for the Midlands and North region.  He will be responsible for providing the company’s clients with specification and technical support across its entire product range.

Prior to joining GEZE, Richard worked with architects and building contractors on many notable projects  including Heathrow Airport’s Terminal Five, Jeddah Airport, The Twin Sale Bridge in Poole and Manchester’s Media City.

As well as providing specification support, Richard will deliver GEZE UK’s comprehensive RIBA approved CPD seminar programme to architects in the Midland and North regions.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said:

“I’m delighted to be joining GEZE UK as it is a family-owned business that is renowned for offering quality products not just here in the UK, but internationally too.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure the company’s continued growth, deliver quality customer service and ultimately increase GEZE’s market share.”

Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK added:

“I’m delighted to welcome Richard to GEZE UK. He is already drawing on his extensive industry experience to bring fresh ideas to the specification team and enhancing the service that we are able to offer to our clients.”

Outside of work, Richard is a keen photographer and enjoys power-kiting.

Founded in Germany in 1863, GEZE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of door and window control systems. Investing millions in research, development and manufacture of innovative solutions, GEZE sets the global standard for advanced door and window technology.

GEZE UK is the official company name and it originates from a German abbreviation, so should always be spelt in capital letters. The background: In 1901 Master locksmith Victor Gretsch joined the company and the business was renamed Gretsch & Co. GmbH. GRETSCHCO was abbreviated to ‘GE’ for the German pronunciation of the letter G and ‘ZE’ for the letter C.

For information about GEZE UK comprehensive range of door and window control systems call 01543 443000 or visit www.geze.co.uk.

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