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 it’s 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 of sourcing in many Asian countries, in
particular China, and also selling to Asia, Western Europe and North & Central America. He
has been owner of Imperial Hardware - which has had factories in China and Taiwan and is
a well respected brand in all it’s markets - since 2001
Alan initially trained as a 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 it’s 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
it’s own brand ranges sourced globally.