Change in Leadership at Liniar and Edgetech: Newly Formed European Fenestration Division

Martin Thurley, Managing Director of Liniar, has announced his decision to resign from his position to pursue other interests, following a successful 7-year period with the company.

In light of Martin’s resignation, Quanex is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Alderson as President of the newly formed European Fenestration Division within Quanex, effective immediately. This division will encompass all Quanex businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe, including Liniar, Edgetech UK, and Edgetech Europe GmbH. Chris brings with him extensive experience and a proven track record of leadership, having previously served as Managing Director of Edgetech UK and overseeing international operations.

Chris expressed his excitement about leading Liniar: “I am delighted to be leading Liniar during this pivotal phase of its development. While it’s business as usual currently, we will be working to maximise the opportunities now available through the consolidated group. We have a dedicated and talented team, and I am excited for the future. I would like to thank Martin for his support during the transition over the next few weeks and for his service in creating a market-leading business that I am now proud to be a part of.”

George Wilson, President & CEO of Quanex comments: “Chris has been a valued member of the Quanex senior team since joining Edgetech in 2016 and his appointment reflects his outstanding management of the businesses in his responsibility. I trust Chris to uphold our commitment to driving sustainable growth and deliver value to all stakeholders in this expanded role. I congratulate Chris on his new position and wish Martin all the best for the future.”

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