Chris Hardman has been appointed as head of national accounts, trade at Yale and will be working closely with the security specialist's builder's merchant customers.
With more than 11 years' of experience in the DIY and Trade sectors, Mr Hardman brings a wealth of expertise to the role, having previously worked for Bostik, Focus DIY and Great Mills. This new role marks a return to Yale, where he worked for almost four years previously.
Mr Hardman said of his appointment: "I am excited by this new opportunity and look forward to growing the business. My aim is to grow awareness of Yale's strong brand throughout the trade sector.
Yale managing director Nigel Fisher commented: "We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the team. We are committed to investing in people, and this in turn enables us to increase the support we offer our customers."