I would like to announce some changes within Altaterra and introduce myself.
As of October 1st, 2020, I have been given the honour to succeed Krisztian Meszaros as the Chief Executive Officer for Altaterra. Krisztian has accepted a new position within the VKR Group and I would like to take the opportunity to thank him and wish him all the best in his new role.
For those who do not know me, my name is Krzysztof Dudek. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, graduated with a Masters degree from Warsaw University and joined Altaterra soon after in 2006. I am married with two sons, aged 10 and 11.
During my 14 years at Altaterra I have had the opportunity to take on various sales and management roles that has enabled me to gain an understanding of our customers’ needs as well as our various internal operations and I am proud to work for a company that enables employees to develop as the company grows. If I look a couple of years back in time it is amazing to see that every little step that we are taking can have such a huge impact on the company development in the longer term.
Altaterra is more than a company to me. Our model company values, which define the way we work, have had a profound impact on me, both in business and my personal life. There is no better feeling in life than doing things that are good for those around you. Following our values, we will therefore continue our efforts to bring affordable daylight solutions into people’s lives and provide total customer satisfaction. I am proud to have had an opportunity to contribute to our vision so far and I am looking forward to what is ahead of us.
In recent months, we have managed to weather the storm caused by COVID-19. We have adapted and worked closely together with our partners to come forward with recovery plans. As a result, Altaterra today as a business is in a better condition, with stable financial performance, wider product offering and a more sustainable approach to doing business than ever before. We have managed this progress despite the recent global challenges, which are particularly exceptional. With that in mind, I would like to thank all our devoted and hardworking employees and our loyal partners for being with us on this journey.
However, despite our strong performance during this period, there is still a level of uncertainty regarding the future. This uncertainty will stay with us into 2021 but I am confident that demand for roof windows and accessories will remain strong as people either look for new homes or to improve existing ones. Our agility and ability to respond to changing customer needs will continue to be a priority for Altaterra. Going forward, we will continue to invest in areas that enable us to grow, develop as a business and remain a committed partner.
I am thrilled and looking forward to building our future together.