Introducing Chris Smith

Trusses and joists can present builder’s merchants with technical and design challenges so they need suppliers they can trust to get the details right to work with their customers. And working for a manufacturer with the experience to handle these elements whilst offering the personal service that keeps the merchants’ clients happy is Chris Smith’s perfect new role.

Chris has worked in timber and joinery products for many of the big names in the merchant sector for most of his career. The recent move to Apex Timber Engineering is his first step into the manufacturing end of the supply chain, and he is already enjoying the role supporting merchants across the East Midlands with their client’s truss and joist needs:

“As a merchant, you need to make sure your customers are getting the best support with complex and individually designed products like trusses and joists,” he explained. “The quality of product and service a manufacturer like Apex gives merchants a friend and partner they can trust, a supplier they know will go the extra mile to get things exactly right – on time and in budget.”

Aside from his family, Chris has always spent any free time engrossed in football, and has served on local football club boards in Wisbech Town and Wisbech St Mary before he and his family moved to Northamptonshire. A referee for 20 years, Chris is also an enthusiastic supporter of Desborough, Northampton Town and is a lifelong Aston Villa fan.