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New Chair at QUALICOAT UK & Ireland

Angus Mackie, managing director of Vertik-Al and group managing director of the Allumette Group, succeeds Alan Maginnis as chairman of QUALICOAT (UK & Ireland), effective from 1 January 2020.

Managing director of powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al, Angus Mackie said “It is an honour to be elected chairman of QUALICOAT (UK & Ireland), a quality label which has been at the forefront of raising the standards of powder coating since 1986.

“I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor Alan Maginnis of Sprint Coatings for his sterling work over the past six years, and under whose stewardship membership and influence amongst specifiers has continued to grow.  I look forward to building on these strong foundations to ensure that the QUALICOAT quality label remains at the forefront of specification in the architectural aluminium market in UK and Ireland.”

Mackie has a strong background in manufacturing, having managed and owned several successful building product companies.  As a chartered accountant, he also brings extensive financial experience and knowledge to the role.

Mackie begins his tenure at a time of great opportunity for QUALICOAT, its membership and the wider aluminium market, as the sector continues to flourish.  Consistently dominant in commercial sectors, aluminium products are finding increasing favour with consumers.

The QUALICOAT quality label is a product certification scheme.  It is the standard for coated architectural aluminium.  QUALICOAT (UK & Ireland) is the national association for QUALICOAT approved companies.  There are currently 16 members of QUALICOAT (UK & Ireland) who apply powder coating for architectural purposes, including Vertik-Al.

Copies of the current sixteenth edition of the QUALICOAT Standard, is freely available through the UK Association website, www.qualicoatuki.org together with an up-to-date list of Powder Suppliers, Pretreatment Suppliers and Applicators.  Printed literature and telephone support is available from QUALICOAT UK & Ireland Head Office in Birmingham on 0121 601 6746 or email enquiries@qualicoatuki.org.  The Association can also be followed on Twitter at @Qualicoat.


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West Midlands

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Chairman - Angus Mackie - AngusM@vertik-al.com

General Secretary - Jan Lukaszewski


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