DOORCO, formerly the Capstone composite door brand, has announced the appointment of Jayne Sullivan as its first Operations Director.
Jayne, wife of MD Dan Sullivan has years of experience both in the corporate world and the family business environment – where she says she began at the age of ten. Now, after Dan and co-founder John Collins have put seven years into building Capstone and DOORCO into its present form, all are agreed the time is right for her to join the team.
She brings with her an impressive CV with blue chip names including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young and Astra Zeneca, working fields as diverse as energy & utilities, telecoms, entertainment, betting and local government, in various locations around Europe and the Far East.
Jayne says: “My priority as Operations Director will be to ensure that we have robust processes working well over all areas of the business. The company has relied on a small but dedicated team to operate it but as it grows, we will need to make more use of technology so that our staff can focus on more valuable tasks.”
The company had its beginnings when Dan and John, both with years of experience in the door industry, began supplying container quantities of door slabs to large fabricators. The change of identity came about after it began manufacturing prepared doors of all kinds, not just residential composite and took on DOORCO as a name that was more relevant to its new offering. Dan explained that it was the impact an earlier recruitment from the corporate world – of Sales Manager Mike Roe – that highlighted the benefits Jayne could bring to the business with her own corporate background.
Dan concluded: “We are really turning up our focus on the team, which has grown by nearly double in the last year. We have the right people; we now need to support them to develop skills in areas which we need and will continue to add to this as the business grows.”