Cumbria-based shower product manufacturer Kudos has appointed Simon Donnelly to the newly created position of new product development manager.

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Donnelly was previously a mechanical designer with the company, having joined close to a year ago, Kudos said. He has experience in design and engineering, having worked in new product development across several industries including architectural metalwork and the transportation industry.

“We have such a busy new product development programme ahead, we decided to create a role that oversees all new product projects,” said Kudos managing director Mark Hill.

“Simon is an experienced designer, specifically in mechanical engineering, he understands the quality that we expect of a product that carries the Kudos brand and all the process involved in bringing it to market. His experience is perfect for this role and we wish him every success in delivering our new product schedule.”