Shaws UK » New US Rep – Welcome Josh Saubert! Shaws UK Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:48:37 +0000 en hourly 1 New US Rep – Welcome Josh Saubert! Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:48:37 +0000 admin Shaws Architectural Terracotta has boosted its capabilities across the pond with the new appointment of Josh Saubert, an experienced representative to manage operations and sales in the US Midwest region.

Josh boasts extenJosh Saubert - Shaws Architectural Terra Cottasive understanding of the value of terracotta as both an architectural and artistic medium, developed during his education as an art student in Chicago and studying architecture and sustainable design in California. After ten years on the west coast, he had added considerably to both his sector knowledge and his CV, ultimately graduating with a degree in environmental science.

Josh was also able to familiarise himself with processes such as CAD design and civil, technical and mechanical drafting during his time in California, as well as working as a surveyor and project manager for a large terracotta manufacturer.

A Passion for Terracotta

Following another move once again to Chicago, Illinois, Josh took up his new role with Shaws Architectural Terracotta. Commenting on the new position, Josh said:

‘After recently relocating back to Chicago, I’m excited to be now representing Shaws of Darwen in the US, assisting them in supplying quality terracotta to the Midwest. I’m looking forward to continuing my education in architecture and pursuing my passion for terracotta and the great buildings that are clad with it.’

Managing director of Shaws, David Dare added:

‘Josh is a knowledgeable and vastly experienced professional with a keen interest in architectural terracotta. We’re delighted to welcome him aboard to work alongside our existing US and Canada team and I’m confident he’ll help us to continue to provide a quality service for our customers in the midwest of America.’

To contact Josh or any other Shaws Architectural Terracotta representative, please click here.

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David Dare: Shaws Architectural Teracotta MD Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:40:44 +0000 admin David Dare is the director and owner of Shaws Architectural Terracotta. As the head of a business based on more than a century of traditional craftsmanship and employing over 100 staff, it’s no surprise he’s positioned as a leading voice on the restoration, preservation and production of architectural terracotta.

Following a period as general manager of the Darwen based business, David took over as owner in 2009 and advanced Shaws progression in the architectural terracotta industry throughout the UK and several major US and Canadian cities.

In continuing to develop and refine Shaws’ operations, a big challenge has been successfully achieving the correct balance between innovative practices and preserving the traditional hand-crafted quality that the business is internationally renowned for, as David comments:

‘Our intention is always to exceed our customers’ expectations in quality, delivery and value, through continuous improvement and customer service, combining traditional manufacturing methods with market-leading supply chain management.’

Alongside this clear vision, David can draw on significant engineering experience gained in several industry sectors and academic institutions. He’s a fellow of the Institute of Plant Engineers and a fellow of the Society of Operations Engineers, in addition to gaining a degree in manufacturing. His professional engineering experince includes time spent in construction and automotive production, prior to joining Shaws during 2007.

In subsequent years, David has worked to enhance the quality of products and services available to Shaws Architectural Terracotta clients, with these efforts recognised with the achievement of the ISO9001 Quality Standard for business and manufacturing. He explains:

‘Since I’ve taken over at Shaws, I’m really happy with the efforts we’ve made in all areas of the business, from management to manufacture and waste reduction. We’re a truly world-class business and a big part of this is because we never stop looking for ways to improve.’

To discuss a project relating to the preservation or repair of architectural terracotta, please feel free to contact us.

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