Häfele UK has named Anthony Haworth as supply chain director as part of a management rethink that also sees a new head of category brought in.

Mr Haworth — who has 18 years’ experience in distribution and wholesale across B2B and retail markets at companies including Ebuyer, Spicers and Exertis — will sit on the Häfele board and manage a 35-strong team.

His responsibilities include sourcing, stock control, procurement and product management across Häfele’s product range, bringing new products to market and supplier liaison.

His remit covers all Häfele’s product categories including cabinet components, tools, fixings and consumables, lighting and electrical, kitchens bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as handles and knobs.

The new structure also sees the appointment of Gary Eccles as head of category. He will lead Häfele’s product management team, including product managers and buyers.