New Head of Supplier and Commercial Strategy plunges into action at The IPG

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

The IPG, the largest and fastest-growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, has today announced the appointment of its new Head of Supplier and Commercial Strategy, David Cairns. David joins the senior management team and will take responsibility for synchronizing supply with demand and developing The IPG’s supply chain strategies to make them as effective and efficient as possible.


With over 20 years’ experience in sales, sales management, trade marketing and business development, David brings a wealth of experience to the role with a successful track record in Director level roles in well-known appliance brands, such as LG Electronics, Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool and Indesit. During David’s career, he has been instrumental in developing key projects such as launching the first Kitchen Aid branded flagship store in London Mayfair and implementing premium appliance strategies, which greatly increased display share and the number of new clients.


The father of two also brings a broad network of contacts across many business sectors and trade channels. David’s greatest strengths are his commercial experience, creativity, drive and leadership. He lives in Rustington with his wife Helen and has two grown up daughters. In his free time, when he’s not strumming his guitar or following surfing, David can often be found keeping fit on his allotment.


The appointment follows a phenomenal year for the growing membership group, with the announcement coming hot on the heels of the opening of not one, but three flagship stores with members namely; Plumb Inn (Enfield), Gas & Plumb Bits (New Milton) and Newline Plumbing and Heating (Dudley), as well as it’s biennial conference.


Robin Beal Founder and Chairman at The IPG, said: “We are thrilled to welcome David to The IPG family. David brings a wealth of experience and an impressive level of knowledge from household brand names. I am confident that David’s experience and hardworking nature will be invaluable in helping us to drive forward our strategy for 2020.”