November 19, 2015
Quanex Names New Managing Director for Edgetech UK
Quanex Building Products has appointed Chris Alderson as the managing director for its Edgetech UK business unit. Alderson has a proven track record for success in the United Kingdom’s insulating glass market, serving most recently as Bostik’s European Business Director, Assembly Solutions.
“Chris is well respected within the European insulating glass market, bringing a wealth of experience to his new role in the areas of leadership, planning, service and knowledge of the industrial and construction sectors in the UK and Europe,” said George Wilson, president, Quanex IG Systems. “His dedication to service and elevating the fenestration industry will make him a great asset to Quanex and, most importantly, to our customers.”
Alderson was with Bostik Europe for nearly 20 years, holding positions in sales, operations and executive management. He has a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Leicester Charles Keene College and has furthered his education by taking courses in business management, strategic planning, management and leadership of multifunctional teams, communications and internal control and compliance. He is also active in industry organizations, currently serving as council board member for British Adhesives and Sealants Association (BASA).
“Edgetech UK is a thriving organization with an excellent reputation in the UK and beyond,” Alderson said. “I’m looking forward to joining the team and continuing to uphold the tradition of excellence Edgetech’s customers expect.”
Alderson will be based at Edgetech UK’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Coventry, England, which services both the UK and Ireland. The company offers an array of products to the market, including Super Spacer®, as well as technical services, sales and marketing support. Quanex also operates IG Systems manufacturing and R&D facilities in Cambridge and Solon, Ohio, an Edgetech manufacturing facility in Germany, and has sales offices and distributors throughout Europe and Asia.