Building materials group Eva-Last® has appointed John Westermeyer as director of sales enablement and programme management, signalling a new era for the South Africa-based group as it scales up its international distribution.
The building materials industry globally has been booming since lockdown restrictions took effect. The main reason is that working from home became normalised and homeowners from all walks of life decided to take the time to improve their living spaces.
Specialist building products brand marketer Shelley Galliver has joined Eva-Last® as Marketing Director. With more than two decades of brand-building experience in the sector including at Dawn Limited, Holcim and PG Bison, Galliver’s mandate is to strategically position the Eva-Last® product portfolio and brand globally as the company ramps up its international distribution.
Chinzombo Lodge site is an ecologically sensitive region within a national wildlife conservation park, which required any construction to be environmentally friendly, minimise physical impact during construction and ensure longevity to prevent unnecessary future upgrades or maintenance.
Eva-Last has announced the appointment of Craig Parker as Chief Operations Officer – heralding a new phase of growth for the building materials group.
Since its inception in South Africa, Eva-Last has grown at a rapid rate to become a global leader in the composite materials decking and cladding markets. Worldwide demand for the group’s products has seen Eva-Last embark on a growth strategy which will double the size of the organisation. Parker, who was previously Divisional CEO: Road Freight Management & Contract Logistics at Imperial Logistics South Africa, represents Eva-Last’s most senior appointment to date.
From humble beginnings catering to local demand for better and more durable decking products in South Africa, Eva-Last® has grown to become one of the world’s leading building materials groups with a catalogue of innovative class-leading patents that are fuelling further growth.
Over the last year there has been one news story that has dominated headlines – Covid-19. While the pandemic has brought a temporary shutdown of much economic activity, the global rollout of vaccines should lead to a swift resumption of normality, which is bad news for the planet.
A quick glance at the key environmental statistics provided by the United Nations’ Statistics Division shows that despite our best efforts to get one crisis under control, a far more threatening crisis continues to build quietly.
The technology behind beautiful natural-looking cladding materials has evolved quickly in the last five years thanks to a series of patents from global building materials group Eva-Last®.
As far back as the Dark Ages cladding – then known as “weatherboarding”, using what were called clapboards – has been used in architecture to beautify building exteriors. Originally mostly made of split boards from oak or elm trees, cladding was soon in vogue across Europe and purpose-sawn cladding boards were being sold to create attractive natural aesthetic appeal for structures of all kinds.
John McCluskey, former executive director at Franke Kitchens, has joined global building products group Eva-Last® as Director: Warehouse Operations & Inventory Management. McCluskey’s appointment bolsters the South Africa-based group’s expansion drive as it seeks to increase global market share.