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LIGNIA announces three high-profile additions to team

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Modified timber manufacturer LIGNIA Wood Company has made three high-profile appointments to its leadership team, strengthening its capabilities ahead of global expansion.

Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer join LIGNIA® as purchasing manager, senior technical sales executive and production manager respectively, as the company announces that its 50,000 sq ft manufacturing plant has been commissioned for production and distribution.

In his role as purchasing manager, Dale is responsible for the acquisition of sustainable timber globally and the development of relationships with FSC® -certified plantations – assignments he is well versed in, with 35 years in the trade under his belt, including working for major global timber brands.

New senior technical sales executive Anthony has worked in the timber world since 1991. He is highly experienced in dealing with high-end commercial and residential build projects involving timber and has developed and presented numerous CPD training courses for architects and designers. Anthony will be developing UK and European markets for all of LIGNIA’s product range.

Chris Palmer joins LIGNIA with 39 years’ combined experience in manufacturing, having worked for global brands such as Sony and Bosch, and carpentry and joinery – the field in which he began his professional life. He is a green belt in Six Sigma and highly experienced in lean manufacturing – Chris is responsible for the manufacturing team at LIGNIA’s state of the art plant in Barry, Wales.

LIGNIA, which recently announced a sole distribution agreement with Timber Connection for the UK and Ireland, produces sustainable timber for the construction industry and for yacht decking. The wood starts out as FSC®-certified softwood which is modified via a unique process into a beautiful and hard-wearing wood with all the properties of traditional hardwoods.

Hans Ng, CEO of LIGNIA, said: “Securing the services of these three outstanding specialists is going to have a significant impact on our business as we gear up for UK trade and global exports.

“Since our commercial launch, we have made significant progress in terms of business growth and are taking increasingly large orders from our distributors. It’s great to see the best people out there in the timber and manufacturing world wanting to join our exciting venture.”

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