Russell Roof Tiles, whose headquarters are on Nicolson Way, has introduced a new role in its technical sales team, as part of a multitude of innovations launched this year.

Bringing growth to the sales department, the new role, Technical Specification Manager, will help build the firms’ presence in the roofing market. With extensive expertise in the construction industry spanning three decades, Dean Kemp brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record.
He joins at a dynamic time for the roof tile manufacturer which recently launched its new solar PV system as well as investing in a major redevelopment programme.

Dean, who has had a longstanding career in sales across many sectors will be overseeing the South East, which is still a relatively new target region for the company. His main responsibility will be to apply technical excellence to all levels of the business, developing Russell Roof Tiles’ presence and providing support for local authorities, housing associations, specifiers and main contractors.

Dean comments: “Joining Russell Roof Tiles has given me the opportunity to put my expertise to use. I’ve been aware of Russell Roof Tiles and their reputation for some time as they are fast becoming a prominent name in the roofing industry and I’m eager to help build this presence.”

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles, adds: “Dean’s knowledge and insights will be instrumental in expanding Russell Roof Tiles’ profile particularly among our public sector clients. His role will enable him to collaborate more closely with architects, local authorities, and housing associations to drive growth for the business and deliver comprehensive training programs. Dean will be a great asset to our growing team and we’re confident that his skillset will further enhance our customer service.”

This appointment of the technical specification manager comes at a significant time for Russell Roof Tiles with the business currently undergoing its biggest expansion project since being acquired in 2011. The £18.5 million investment to its Nicolson Way site in Burton will deliver more manufacturing lines and a new 1600 square meter building which will house a state-of-the-art curing chamber, only the second of its type in the country, for the concrete tiles. The expansion will ultimately create approx. 25-30 skilled and semi-skilled jobs in engineering and maintenance.

Russell Roof Tiles employs 150 over three sites, two in Burton and one in Lochmaben (Scotland) and is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects. The company produces thousands of concrete roof tiles and accessories tiles every week used on roofs across the country.