Nigel Croad and Paul Harris of Iplas.

Nigel Croad and Paul Harris of Iplas.

Iplas makes two key sales and marketing appointments

Published:  21 July, 2011

HALIFAX: Paul Harris, 45, has become one of two important new sales and marketing appointments at Iplas, while Nigel Croad, 31, has also joined the company as business development manager.

Both recruits have transferred from similar roles. Mr Harris was with Technology Supplies in Market Drayton, Shropshire, while Mr Croad’s last employer was Manthorpe Building Products, in Ripley, Derbyshire.

The appointments have allowed Gavin Wray, previously Iplas sales and marketing director, to take up the strategically-important new role of director of specialist sales. Reporting to Mr Harris, his new responsibilities will include developing new applications for Zyplex, Iplas’ new family of maintenance-free, engineered, blended polymers, and driving sales of consumer products.

Mr Harris has held sales director roles successfully for 11 years including periods with Stoke-on-Trent firm, Building Adhesives; Runcorn-based Capital Safety Group; and Slough & Wigan-based sealant and building protection specialists, Tremco Illbruck.

A key part of Mr Harris’ new role will be stimulating sales of Zyplex, which offers potentially significant cost and performance advantages over traditional construction materials.

Mr Harris said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Iplas at a time when the company is growing fast, following the successful launch of Zyplex. I decided to move after becoming aware of the organisation’s successful track record and reputation, but also because of its huge potential for further expansion.”

Mr Croad, who was with his last employer for four years, previously spent a similar length of time with Castleford-based Nordan Builders Merchants.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to my new role, a key part of which will be working with distributors to ensure the additional new products we’re planning will be specified.”

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