Hill’s Panel Products (HPP) has recently appointed Keith Wardrope as managing director.

Keith, who has over 25 years of experience in the KBB market, has worked for HPP since his initial appointment as sales manager in 2004. He was subsequently made sales director in 2007, and more recently was acting as deputy MD.

Keith’s main focus in the coming months is to be the geographic expansion of the company, with the south of the UK being a priority.

“HPP is a great company, with a fantastic product offering,” he says. “I am looking forward to the challenge of expanding the business geographically, whilst adding new innovations to our comprehensive range of board, doors and fittings.”

Keith replaces former MD Stephen Hill who, alongside his brother Martin, has developed the business over the past 20 years.

Martin and Stephen are to take on a joint chairman’s role within the company, overseeing the strategic direction of the business, and capitalising on future development opportunities to promote the company’s growth and expansion within the UK market.