By NZHJ February 09, 2018 Building Materials

Winstone Wallboards' David Thomas to cover top FB Building Products role vacated by Matt Crockett.

Fletcher Building CEO, Ross Taylor, has confirmed the appointment of David Thomas to the role of Interim Chief Executive - Building Products, effective 19 February.

He replaces Matt Crockett, whose departure was announced in November.

In a memo to staff, Ross Taylor says: "David has been with Fletcher Building for over 40 years, and brings with him a wealth of experience and a solid track record of running successful businesses.

"As General Manager of Winstone Wallboards, he has consistently delivered strong results for the business, while at the same time building high levels of engagement with his people and customers.

"David’s appointment will ensure we continue to have a Building Products perspective at the Executive table while we are agreeing a refreshed strategy for the business."

The search for a permanent head of Building Products is now underway, during which time Simon Cooper, after 18 years at Winstone Wallboards and currently National Manufacturing Manager, will cover David Thomas' GM role.

Stu Henwood, who runs Tasman Insulation, will continue to report directly through to David Thomas.

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