DONALDSON Group has announced the appointment of Steve Galbraith as MD of two of its merchant retail and distribution subsidiary businesses, in addition to his existing position as MD of Nu-Style Products.
In his new role, Steve will take on the management of independent timber merchant, MGM Timber and insulation material and specialist building product supplier, James Donaldson Insulation.
With 23 years of experience in merchanting and distribution, Steve joined the Donaldson Group in 2018 as commercial director of Nu-Style Products, a business best known for its shower panel brand, Perform Panel, which the firm has been manufacturing for over 35 years.
Steve became MD of Nu-Style Products in April 2019, and has been leading the five-year strategy for the business, which has included a £1 million investment to increase capacity and the opening of its first branch in England. New machinery and an upgraded site has increased production capacity for Perform Panel, enabling Nu-Style Products to grow sales across the UK, while boosting the product range, moving from 16 decors to over 50.
Before joining Nu-Style Products, he worked at SIG for 19 years in a number of roles, including internal and external sales, warehouse and stock control, multi-site management and, most recently, for 10 years as branch director of SIG in Aberdeen and Inverness.
Andrew Donaldson, CEO of Donaldson Group, said, “Steve has proved to be an excellent leader over the last four years with Nu-Style Products. He has taken the business through a transitional period, with a new branch in England and a second to follow before the end of the year.
“He’s ideally placed to work with the excellent teams at MGM Timber and James Donaldson Insulation to take both businesses to the next level, and I look forward to seeing them develop under his leadership.”
Steve Galbraith added, “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m proud to be taking on this new role within Donaldson Group. I’m extremely fortunate to be inheriting such a strong, experienced, market-leading team, and I’m looking forward to working with them to grow the businesses in line with the Donaldson Group strategy.
“Core to this will be ensuring the teams have even better tools and skills with which to do their jobs – adding value for our staff, which will result in even better service and added value for our customers.”