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Movers and Shakers | June 2024

It’s been a busy few months in the electrical industry, with new appointments and shake-ups across different sectors. Keep up to date with the latest movements here, as we details who has gone where.

James Townshend | NVC Lighting

NVC Lighting is pleased to announce the appointment of James Townshend as Head of Major Projects.

James has been given a remit to expand the NVC Lighting name, working with customers old and new across a wide range of sectors and to utilise the brand’s extensive portfolio of products.

The appointment represents a return to the lighting market for James after 18 months working in web casting. His previous industry experience includes working in senior sales and key account manager roles for another well-known lighting manufacturer.

He said: “I’m delighted to have joined NVC Lighting – there is such a golden opportunity to grow the brand when you consider the quality of the products and the strength of service offered by our team.

As Head of Major Projects, I’m looking forward to bringing my experience and insight to the table, connecting with our customer base, and looking for new opportunities. Along with identifying major projects, my role will involve exploring how we can better support contractors”.

Gareth Barnbrook | HISPEC

Hispec has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a national head of housing.

Gareth Barnbrook, the latest addition to Hispec’s expanding team, brings over 20 years of industry experience. Gareth will lead the team across the housing sector, covering both social housing and private property developments, to help ensure dwellings have adequate fire detection and emergency lighting.

Chris Loughlin, Managing Director of Hispec, commented: “Bringing a wealth of experience with him, we are confident that with our market-leading products, Gareth is the right person to lead our housing division as we continue our growth trajectory.”

Gareth Barnbrook, National Head of Housing at Hispec, added: “I’m joining the Hispec team at an exciting time and can’t wait to get stuck in.”


Seaward Electronic has appointed a senior executive to oversee its global brand and business development as it invests further in international operations. Amy Lyons joins as international business development manager at the Peterlee-based firm in a move that will see her working alongside the senior management and sales teams to open up new routes and markets for the company’s range of multi-function industrial and production line electrical testers, notably the HAL series.

A key brief will be to continue to develop Seaward’s presence and reach across Europe and Asia, where there is significant opportunity to build additional brand awareness and market share among electrical product manufacturers and suppliers requiring high quality test and measurement technologies.

She will also oversee the opening of new routes to market and provide support for the company’s network of international sales and distribution partners while showcasing Seaward products and network building at international industry exhibitions, seminars and events.

Bringing 20 years’ experience and expertise in sales and marketing, product management and electrical engineering to the position, Amy rejoins Seaward in an expansive role that will also see her develop new opportunities and commercial ventures with parent company GMC’s global network of customers, suppliers and partners.

Karolina Maunder | DOMUS VENTILATION

Domus Ventilation has announced the appointment of Karolina Maunder as its new National Sales Manager. Karolina has enjoyed a rich and varied career in customer-relationship management, covering logistics, construction, pest control and the HVAC industry, with sales being her true calling.

Having worked in the ventilation sector prior to her previous role as UK Sales Manager for a leading pest management solutions company, Karolina was keen to return to an industry that she has strong feelings about, with a company that has a rich history and is renowned for quality.

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