Steve Rouse, Soundcraft’s long serving sales manager is leaving on 8 February and retiring to his house in France. After successfully promoting the company and its performance door and window products for many years Steve is looking forward to the change of scenery and culture.
He joined Soundcraft in the 1990s and has been involved in product development and promotion throughout. In recent years Steve has been instrumental in the successful launch of the Integrity Range of Secured by Design (SBD) steel communal security doors, which complement the traditional steel and timber portcullis communal security doors ranges that have successfully served the social housing market for decades.
In addition, Steve has pioneered Soundcraft’s move into 3rd Party certified fire door manufacture, installation and maintenance, all under the respective Exova BM Trada schemes. As specification requirements for 3rd party certification for fire doors are increasing his initiative in this area is proving fruitful, particularly with a number of significant contracts for the health sector, where Soundcraft’s extensive range of laminate faced fire doors is frequently specified.
Steve’s commercial successes have not been confined to doors alone, as he has achieved consistent results in gaining specifications for fire and acoustic glazed timber screens and conservation windows, both box sashes and casements.
His departure will trigger a re-organisation within Soundcraft’s sales and marketing operation to ensure that all his good work continues to produce positive results.