Velux appoints MD to lead roof window business from Fife HQ
Mick Schou Rasmussen has been appointed as new managing director to lead Velux Company Ltd’s roof window business from its UK headquarters in Fife.
Work on a £7 million expansion at the company’s UK and Ireland head office building at Woodside Way in Glenrothes got under way last month.
41-year-old Rasmussen brings more than 15 years’ experience of the roof window industry having worked for Velux as managing director in Denmark, Russia and several Eastern European countries.
Prior to moving to the UK, Mick spent four years as managing director of Velux Denmark. Before that, he was heading up the Eastern European region where he was responsible for seven sales subsidiaries including Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Belarus. He also spent five years as the managing director of Velux Russia based in Moscow.
Mick, who will lead a team of over 250 staff across the UK and Ireland, will be responsible for growing the business through Brexit and devising a clear business strategy that will grow the roof window market.
He said: “What sets Velux apart in the industry is our 60-year history in the UK, our customer relationships and continued commitment to making innovative products.
“We are determined that 2019 will see us grow the roof window market. By focussing on the needs of our customers I am confident that we can execute a strategy to see VELUX continue to strengthen its presence throughout the UK.”