Roof window manufacturer VELUX has announced that Pedro Poole Derqui will head up its UK-wide operations.
The 52-year-old has been appointed Managing Director and will lead a team of 250 staff across the UK and Ireland from its UK head office in Glenrothes, Fife.
Pedro, who has been in position since 1st June, will be responsible for growing the UK business, which makes a range of roof windows that it sells to the construction sector and homeowners. He has more than 12 years’ experience of working in the roof window industry having joined VELUX in Spain where he was managing director.
Before joining the company, Pedro spent most of his career in high profile marketing and sales positions working for companies including Unilever, where he was brand manager for cleaning products Comfort, CIF and Domestos, and high end hair and make-up brands L’Oréal, Maybelline and Garnier.
Commenting on the new appointment, Pedro said: “I am delighted to be joining the UK headquarters in Glenrothes. VELUX has an enviable reputation, fantastic staff and a first class client base so steering the growth of the team into its next phase of development is very exciting.”