New Managing Director Designate and a promotion for UK Sundecks
Omar Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Frankum as UK Sundecks, Managing Director Designate, and the promotion of Aaron Woodall to the newly created position of Operations Manager.
Aquired by Omar Group in October 2018 to further strengthen the groups’ offering as a solutions provider to the luxury lodge and park home marketplace, UK Sundecks is a leading supplier of PVCu decking. With the UK’s variable weather, the galvanised steel sub-frame and anti-slip PVCu decks supplied are much more durable than other types of decking, and with demand growing through the staycation boom, the business is going from strength to strength.
Rob joins the group from Neuteq Europe Ltd, a manufacturer for the automotive industry, where he has been Managing Director for the past three years. Rob has a proven track record across manufacturing, sales, operational management and strategic planning. His strong background in engineering, which includes being a Sales Director before moving into general management, will equip him well as he takes over leadership for UK Sundecks.
Rob will succeed Jake Randle, the current Managing Director of UK Sundecks, who will step away from the business at Christmas to pursue other interests.
Jake, who is well-know and respected within the industry, has extensive commercial and technical knowledge of the decking market. He will work closely with Rob over the coming months to share this knowledge and help prepare Rob to take the business to the next level.
In addition to recruiting a new Managing Director, UK Sundecks is proud to announce the promotion of Aaron Woodall, UK Sundecks Technical and Installations Manager, to the newly created position of Operations Manager. Aaron’s new role will see him being responsible for: supporting the production planning process; ensuring production targets are met; communicating changes in the order process to relevant parties; monitoring decking projects and teams, and ensuring staff are happy and operating efficiently.
With a comprehensive knowledge of how UK Sundecks operates as a business, Aaron is perfectly positioned to be able to drive operations forward.
Dean Westmoreland, Omar Group Chairman commented: “UK Sundecks has earnt a reputation as one of the UK’s best and most reliable suppliers of PVCu decking and the business has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of father and son management team Dave and Jake Randle. Investment in the business from Omar Group and Rutland Partners in 2018 has allowed UK Sundecks to step-up to the next level and Rob’s appointment sees the start of an exciting new phase for the company.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Rob and Aaron on their new roles, and thank Jake for his tireless efforts to drive UK Sundecks forward and build a structure and management team to carry the business forward, building on his and his father's legacy.”
“I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to join the business and very much look forward to working closely alongside Omar Group, and the team at UK Sundecks. I look forward to the challenge of taking the business to the next level and working to further develop and improve our products and services.” Rob Frankum