Peter Watkins has been the General Manager, Europe since first joining the company in 2004.
Responsible for setting up Centor’s first international facility in Great Britain, Peter has rapidly grown the business and brand in his local market over the last nine years. When Centor first launched in the UK, folding doors had a poor reputation and were rarely specified. Peter was able to change the perception of door manufacturers and introduce Centor’s high quality systems to such effect that folding doors have become a ‘must have’ feature in residential developments. Peter has also managed the development and implementation of a state of the art door manufacturing facility in Birmingham, which produces industry leading high performance doorsets.
His career spans years in senior sales management positions with companies in the electrical and architectural hardware sectors, including European manufacturers selling into the UK market.
Peter has completed a commercial apprenticeship with Land Rover where he obtained qualifications in business studies and management accounting.