ROCKWOOL appoints new UK MD

Nick Wilson

ROCKWOOL has announced the appointment of Nick Wilson as MD to lead the insulation manufacturer across the UK and Irish markets.

He brings over 20 years of experience across the industrial, appliance and heating sectors, having held senior positions across commercial, marketing and operations functions.

Rafael Rodriguez, senior VP at ROCKWOOL Group, said, “Nick is a proven leader with exceptional commercial and operational acumen. We are delighted that he will drive the company’s efforts through a period of heightened need for both energy efficiency and fire safety solutions in the UK and Ireland, whilst also championing our own sustainability goals.”

ROCKWOOL said the stone wool insulation it sold in 2022 will already save ‘more than 100 times’ the energy used to produce it, but the company has ambitions to become even more sustainable.

Thanks to the company’s Science Based Targets initiative-verified decarbonisation plan, as well as its performance against a range of social and environmental indicators, the Corporate Knights ‘2023 Global 100’ sustainability index ranked ROCKWOOL Group number one globally among building products companies and 16th overall.

Locally, ROCKWOOL UK has been testing new technologies and innovations, including working with Swansea University on a carbon capture initiative and with industry partners on a government-funded pilot for using green hydrogen in insulation production.

Nick Wilson, MD of ROCKWOOL UK, said, “This is a pivotal moment in the path to net zero and I am delighted to be working with ROCKWOOL’s dedicated teams to continue our long legacy of stone wool production in Bridgend. I have been hugely impressed by everyone’s passion for our products and I look forward to working together with our customers to meet the UK and Ireland’s thermal, acoustic and non-combustible insulation needs.”