This month

Olivier Van Houtte (1) is the new Europe president for lighting company Havells Sylvania. He joined from tooling firm Stanley Works, where he was vice-president of strategic planning and integration.

Mike McDonald (2) has joined Costelow Engineering as joint owner and commercial director. He was formerly managing director of Elson.

Morgan Professional Services has appointed Ken Hall (3) as head of mechanical and electrical engineering in Scotland. Glasgow-based Hall was previously with Rybka.

Caroline Bowie (4) has joined manufacturer Durapipe from Saint-Gobain Abrasives. She is brand manager for fuel systems, and works out of Uttoxeter. Durapipe has also appointed Jonathan Phillips (5) as a brand manager for new product development, based in Cheshire. He will link the innovations and marketing departments.

Nik Ashworth has been appointed senior business development manager for the north by Powerminster Gleeson Services. His most recent role was regional business development manager for NG Bailey in Leeds.

Saint-Gobain Pipelines has appointed Nick Lovell (6) to its municipals sales team, covering the southeast. Lovell previously worked in the civil engineering division of Chandlers Building Supplies.

David Tyson has become Midlands executive director at Clarke Bond. Tyson is to develop the consultancy’s design-led structural engineering service with a focus on facade engineering and low-carbon building design.

Building controls manufacturer Delta has appointed Erhard Dobler to be director of international sales. He joins from Distech Controls where he was previously vice-president of international sales.