Hamilton Litestat keeps it in the family with new managing director

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    Leading supplier of decorative electrical wiring accessories and lighting controls Hamilton Litestat has announced a restructure of its senior management positions. Founder Rod Hamilton has become company chairman and his son, Ian Hamilton, has taken on the role of managing director. Ian, 46, has worked for the family business founded over 40 years ago by his father Rod, since the early 1980s and before that held a position with British Aerospace. He began work on the factory floor, becoming an expert in how Hamilton’s products are designed and created, before managing his own UK territory as a salesperson. In 1984 he was instrumental in moving the business from its previous base in Surrey to its current Wiltshire location, relocating one line at a time to ensure that production disruption was minimised. In the 1990s Ian opened a second manufacturing base in Bristol, which remains a major part of Hamilton’s operation today.

    “I’m extremely proud to be taking on the role of Hamilton’s managing director and I’m committed to building on my father’s successes and driving the company forward,” said Ian Hamilton. “It’s an exciting time for us with lots of innovative new products in development – we’re working hard to ensure our lines are at the cutting edge both in terms of design and technology, and I’m very much looking forward to launching some of the products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

    Ian will continue to work closely with Rod who, with over 40 years’ experience running Hamilton, will continue to have an active role in the business as chairman.

    Daniel Fountain / 22.09.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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