Roger Hartshorn

CEO - HL Plastics

 

Roger Hartshorn commenced his career as an apprentice toolmaker at HL Plastics at the age of 16; taking part in a management buyout at the age of 24 and being part of the launch of the Eurocell brand in the UK.

Having grown and sold Eurocell, Hartshorn bought back HL Plastics, assembled a team of industry experts and created the innovative, energy efficient Liniar vinyl window system in 2008. Now with a full suite of products including bi-fold and sliding doors, glazed roofs, decking and fencing, the Liniar brand has gone from strength to strength in the UK market.
 
A strategy of continued investment in research and development, product design, facilities, machinery, testing and marketing has seen the HL Plastics team grow from 100 to over 400 under Hartshorn’s leadership.

Hartshorn was voted one of Windows Industry magazine’s Most Influential People in 2013 as well as being included in The Manufacturer Top 100 influencers list in 2014. British Prime Minister David Cameron also visited Hartshorn and HL Plastics in 2014 in order to see a successful UK manufacturing company.