IronmongeryDirect appoints new team members to manage growing product ranges

ronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery to the trade, is pleased to announce it has expanded its Product Management team with the appointment of two new managers.

Lili Wang will be the Product Manager for cabinet hardware, seals and sliding doors, while David Saxby will be responsible for door furniture, bolts, stops, accessories, shelving & storage.

Both bring a wealth of expertise to their roles, which will be key to IronmongeryDirect as the company extends its range further to head towards its goal of stocking 20,000 products in a few years time.

Lili Wang worked for 6 ½ years at Dalebrook Supplies Limited, a market leader of food presentation products, where she joined as Purchasing Manager leading the team to monitor the supply and logistics of all product lines whilst continuously sourcing new products. Then as Sales Manager for Asia, Lili successfully helped the company to expand into the emerging markets to the main target sectors including branded coffee shops, supermarket chains, international hotels and fast food chains. Whilst in charge of Asian markets, Lili set up a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in China which included setting up the office, official registration with the government, employing staff and establishing the warehouse.

Prior to joining IronmongeryDirect David Saxby worked for 17 years at Arrow Electronics, a Global Electronic Distributor. In his role as Purchasing Manager he gained valuable experience having dealt with multiple suppliers across different cultures and languages.

David Saxby, added; “One of the things that attracted me to IronmongeryDirect was the continued growth of the business, achieved over a short period of time. Having a background in distribution I’m looking forward to the challenge of sourcing new products and suppliers in new markets, which offers a great deal of flexibility and creativity in the role.”

Currently IronmongeryDirect stocks 14,000 products ready for next day delivery. In 2012 the company achieved an eighth consecutive year of strong growth which saw turnover hitting £18.1million, up 22% on 2011.