New era for Hanson Formpave

Published:  12 April, 2011

GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Hanson Formpave, a leading UK manufacturer of specialist concrete paving products, has today announced the appointment of its new managing director, Matthew Clay.





Following the formation of a new Design Solutions division by Hanson Plc., Mr Clay is replacing former Hanson Formpave MD, Brian Garrett, in an extended role as managing director of the new division, comprising Hanson Formpave; natural stone supplier, Hanson Bath & Portland Stone; and bespoke concrete manufacturers, Hanson Floors and Precast.

Mr Clay has been part of the Hanson UK team for six years, most recently in the role of IT director. Previously, Mr Clay has had a successful 17-year career both in IT and as an engineer in MITIE, FirstGroup, MANWEB, Siemens and GEC.

Talking of his appointment and what the new Design Solutions division means to Hanson Formpave, Mr Clay commented: “My appointment and the creation of Design Solutions marks the start of a new and exciting era for Hanson Formpave. For many years the company has lead the field in pioneering, researching and developing permeable paving systems and so, with the industry spotlight firmly fixed on water management solutions we are seeing a huge demand for our patented system. We are relishing the opportunity to expand and develop the company’s future-proof systems, including the integration of geothermal technologies and working with divisional partners to offer new product and technology flooring solutions.”

The paving product specialist has also strengthened its regional sales team with the appointment of Chris Seward, responsible for South Wales and the West Midlands, and Chris Hubbard, focussed on the South West.

Gerry Feenan, former managing director of Hanson Floors and Precast, will be supporting Mr Clay in his new role as commercial director of Design Solutions.


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