Former Super League star Richie Mathers appointed business manager of building products manufacturer

Super League Grand Final winner Richie Mathers has joined a building products manufacturer as its business manager.

The former Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Wakefield Trinity fullback has been hired at Leeds-based ACS Stainless Steel Limited.

ACS is a leading Yorkshire manufacturer and designer of structural building components including masonry support, brickslip systems, wall ties and cavity trays.

Mathers joins ACS as business manager from tyre company Goodyear, where he has worked for the past three years, having spent 14 years as a professional player.

The 39-year-old retired from rugby league in 2016 after a stint at Bradford Bulls, but he enjoyed his best days at Leeds Rhinos, where he won the Super League title in 2004, and at Warrington Wolves, winning the Challenge Cup twice in 2009 and 2010.

Since hanging up his boots, Mathers has worked in numerous roles and was last involved in rugby league earlier this year when he took up a  voluntary position back at Leeds alongside player pathway development manager John Bastian.

Managing director of ACS, David Flannery, said on Mathers appointment at the building products manufacturer: “2022 has been all about growth, investing in our factory and our workforce, and I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the team.

“We have ambitious plans for the future as we seek to develop new products for our clients; Richie’s expertise will be invaluable as we move forward into a new year.”

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