A Downer In Hardware As Tyman Appoints Female President

A woman

ERA, the home security and fenestration component provider, has announced the appointment of Helen Downer as the UK and Ireland president of its parent company, Tyman plc.

Tyman UK and Ireland encompasses ERA Home Security, Zoo Hardware and Access 360 businesses.

Superseding Darren Waters from 1 April 2021, Downer will be responsible for leading ERA’s growth across the fenestration, distribution, specification and consumer markets with the support and investment of Tyman plc.

 “We have an amazing team of people in our business and across Tyman and this is an extremely exciting time as we continue to invest in key areas to further enhance our product quality, innovation programme and service excellence.”

– Helen Downer 

President, Tyman plc


Track record

With extensive experience of commercial roles and senior management in the building materials and home improvement sectors, combined with a proven track record of driving transformation, Downer joined ERA in 2019 as commercial director.

Over the last two years, she has played a significant role in helping ERA to build on its established position as a leading provider of hardware and smart security solutions, and will be instrumental in its continued success, including further growth of the ERA Protect smart security system.

“I’m looking forward to working with the team, building on the substantial success that Darren has achieved over the last nine years, along with our valued customers to drive continued growth throughout the hardware and smart security sectors in 2021 and beyond,” adds Downer. 

Picture: Helen Downer, president, Tyman plc.



Article written by Cathryn Ellis
18th March 2021


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