Scottish timber manufacturer appoints former Dundee FC CEO as non-executive chairman

Scottish timber manufacturer appoints former Dundee FC CEO as non-executive chairman

Harry MacLean and Alex Sturrock Jnr

150-year-old specialist timber manufacturer Alexander Sturrock (Sturrock’s Joinery) has announced the appointment of a non-executive chairman to its board of directors.

Harry MacLean joins as chairman and is a former CEO of Dundee Football Club. Harry has more than 25 years’ experience operating at senior management and board level. He formerly held the position of group managing director of Hendrik Veder Group, a Dutch-based multi-national lifting services company. More recently he has been providing strategic and operational advisory services to SMEs in the Dundee and Angus area.

The Angus-based firm has been in the ownership of the Sturrock family for six generations since its inception in 1872 and has grown to become the leader in its market. The company, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, specialises in the correct treatment of windows and doors in listed buildings.

With an expansive purpose-built production facility in Whigstreet (South of Forfar) the business employs 24 people and undertakes a mixture of conservation and heritage work. They are also, widely regarded to be, the longest established specialist manufacturer of timber sash and case windows in Scotland.

Alex Sturrock Jnr, managing director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Harry onto the board of our company. Harry has been providing strategic support and advice to the business for the last two years and his input has been pivotal in the growth of the business and the formulation of our long-term strategic plan.”

Harry MacLean added: “I am looking forward to building on the solid foundations that Alexander Sturrock has as a business. It is without doubt the market leader in its sector, made possible by employing the best people who are dedicated and committed to continuing to manufacture the very best timber windows and doors for traditional and listed buildings.

“My role as chairman is to provide strategic oversight and senior management mentoring to create better outcomes for the businesses as it embarks on its next 150 years; I am looking forward to playing my role in this new and exciting chapter!”

The extensive list of successful projects by Sturrock’s includes Quartermile Development, Edinburgh including the University of Edinburgh Futures Institute, Inverness Townhouse, Borthwick Castle, Midlothian, The Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh and the recent development of the former Boroughmuir High School, also in Edinburgh. In addition, the firm has been specified on a number of prestigious heritage projects throughout England.

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