Michael has been involved in the door and window hardware business since 1972! Initially in Denmark where he co-founded Mila Beslag and subsequently in the UK, Eire, Benelux, Italy, Germany, Canada and the USA as Mila Group expanded internationally.
Following Mila’s sale to Heywood Williams Group plc in 1996 Michael spent a further 12 years in the business mainly looking after developments in central and eastern Europe – including the old Warsaw bloc countries.
He has been involved in Easyfit Hardware since it started in 2009 and has been a Director of Winlock Security since its acquisition in 2013.
Harry joined what was then WMS (later to become Avocet Hardware) in 1989 based in Taiwan. He was instrumental in developing the range of products and suppliers that made WMS UK market leader within 3 years and a key executive under the subsequent ownership of SIG plc and later Masco Inc.
He has experience sourcing in many Asian countries, in particular China, and also selling to Asia, Western Europe and North & Central America.
He has been the owner of Imperial Hardware - which has had factories in China and Taiwan and is a well-respected brand in all its markets, since 2001.
Alan initially trained as an FCA with a major international practice before going into industry. He has been in the fenestration industry since 1989 when he joined WMS and has been in the industry as a General Manager ever since.
He joined Mila UK in 1992 which became part of Heywood Williams Group plc in 1996 where he stayed until 2008. During this period he was responsible for all hardware and component activities of the Group throughout Europe and its hardware sourcing in Asia. He oversaw the integration of newly acquired businesses in Eastern Europe and Mila’s transition from a distributor of European products to having its own brand ranges sourced globally.