Gowercroft Joinery appoints new technical manager

7 January 2021

Timber window and door manufacturer Gowercroft Joinery has appointed a new technical manager to drive its ambitious programme of new product development and innovation.

Gary Chatwood is joining the company with over 40 years of experience in the timber fenestration, conservatory and home improvement market.

Previously production and design manager at several leading Yorkshire timber and composite window and door companies, he has extensive knowledge of all aspects of production from design and specification through manufacturing operations to installation and after sales service.

Mr Chatwood has a proven track record in bringing new fenestration products and conservatory roofing systems to the market and was instrumental in developing a timber box sash window, which won a national ‘Joinery Product of the Year’ award.

“I have always worked for companies that have led the way in this highly competitive industry and so I am really thrilled to be joining Gowercroft Joinery, who have a fantastic reputation for breaking new ground and developing markets for their trailblazing products,” said Mr Chatwood.

In addition to supporting new product innovation, Mr Chatwood will be reviewing and refining existing manufacturing operations and developing new control methods and monitoring systems in order to achieve the production efficiencies required to keep pace with increasing sales.

“We have always believed in head hunting the very best talent in our industry and are confident that Gary’s broad-based technical experience and enthusiasm will be a great asset to the company as we push forward with our ambitious growth and expansion plans for 2021,” said Andrew Madge, managing director.

Gary Chatwood (right) with machinist Darren Pepper