Neil Ash, the sales and commercial director at Siniat, formerly Lafarge Plasterboard, is to become the new managing director of Siniat UK, according to industry sources.

Specfinish has learnt that Mr Ash will replace current managing director Jean Michel Desmoutier from January 2014. Mr Desmoutier is believed to be moving to a wider European role within Siniat’s parent company Etex Group.

Siniat  is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading plasterboard producers with factories in Ferrybridge and Bristol.  It works with clients ranging from general builders and merchants to major commercial developers to deliver innovative solutions.

Siniat’s  GTEC product and systems range offers a complete drylining solution including performance boards, metal frame, fixings and finishings. Etex Group members includes Marley Eternit