Specialist security provider Allegion UK has appointed Philip Hamilton as business development manager of its UK business to strengthen Allegion’s new and existing business opportunities in the North. Hamilton joins Allegion UK following 25 years in sales roles, with notable previous experience across a number of electronic security products manufacturers including Gardiner Technology as Area Sales Manager. Here, he managed day-to-day running of the Birmingham branch whilst generating new business and developing existing customers.Phil brings with him a wealth of experience in the electronic security market" Managing electronic access control and biometrics Since then, Hamilton has expanded on his knowledge and understanding of client-lead projects and formulating growth-plans for customer requirements. At Allegion UK, Hamilton will play a key role in driving growth across the electronic access control, biometrics and hospitality product portfolio, working closely with key channel partners and distributors. Marc Lengahan, commercial director of Allegion UK and Ireland, said, “It’s a delight to be able to welcome Hamilton to the team as business development manager. Phil brings with him a wealth of experience in the electronic security market, and we’re excited to see the innovative ideas he brings in his new role.” Improving customer experience Hamilton commented, “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Allegion - a company that has both a positive growth strategy for the UK and a genuine passion for protecting property and keeping people safe. Allegion is a professional and organised company with core values that focus on improving the customer experience and providing unique solutions to various industries, backed up with quality products and forward-thinking ideas.” Allegion develops and manufactures a full range of door hardware and furniture, from door closers, locks, exit devices and levers through to fully integrated electronic access control solutions.
James Keith joins Allegion following 13 years in product, brand and category management roles across automative, health and safety and home improvement industries. His previous roles have seen him engage in project-led work, managing full portfolios and implementing key product roadmaps. Keith’s role with Allegion will involve direct engagement and involvement with end users and the challenges they face, bringing complete solution packages to full fruition. He will deliver differentiated and unique offerings to targeted vertical markets, such as healthcare and education, and end user environments. Strenghtning marketplace associations Marc Lenaghan, commercial director of Allegion UK and Ireland, said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Keith as part of the End User Business Development Team. He will play an integral role in making Allegion a trusted advisor in the marketplace – in part, by providing industry thought leadership to develop and strengthen connections with associations.” Keith commented, “Allegion is a global company with market-leading brands and demonstrates a significant desire to further its knowledge and understanding of the customer. This is something I’m extremely passionate about.” Allegion develops and manufactures a full range of door hardware and furniture, from door closers, locks, exit devices and levers through to fully integrated electronic access control solutions.
Specialist security provider Allegion has appointed Pete Hancox as Commercial Leader of its UK and Ireland businesses to build and lead strategic partnerships in specification. Hancox joins Allegion UK in Birmingham from his recent role as Client Services Director for HP Doors. He will also be in charge of overseeing Ireland’s commercial activity. Hancox is no stranger to Allegion, having been part of the Ingersoll Rand security group for almost nine years, prior to his appointment with HP Doors. Allegion formed as a result of the spin-off of Ingersoll Rand’s commercial and residential security business in 2013. Developing strategic partnerships The new role has been created by Allegion as part of its strategy to develop more strategic partnerships with its customers. It is widely recognised in the industry that door hardware is becoming more sophisticated as electronics and mechanical hardware merge. Allegion will educate customers on the benefits new technology is brings and how to incorporate it in long-term commercial properties. Marc Lengahan, commercial director of Allegion UK and Ireland, said, “We are embarking on a journey with our customers to develop from transactional relationships to strategic partnerships, while also working to become more relevant to the end user and driving demand though specification and project work. Pete has held many positions and can boast a collective 13 years in the door industry. The expertise of an individual like him is invaluable, and we are very pleased to have him on board.” Hancox commented, “I’m delighted to be back at Allegion and look forward to creating new opportunites and strengthening relationships with our partners.”