IPS Ceramics expands UK team

Having just established a subsidiary in the USA, IPS Ceramics has now announced two new appointments at its UK headquarters. Alan Keenan comes in as Sales Manager and Adam Wright has joined as Business Development Manager.

Alan has many years’ experience in the ceramic industry, most recently with Wade Ceramics. He joined Wade in 1994 as a Sales Administrator and Business Manager and was Factory Manager at this leading British ceramic manufacturer during the past four years. Alan’s role will be UK based, with some responsibilities also in Europe.

“Alan brings with him a good mix of experience in key areas,” commented Sales Director, Phil Green. “He has over 25 years of sales experience but has also been responsible for manufacturing – running a production team, optimizing systems and minimizing losses and reworking. These are all critical skills when it comes to understanding our customers’ needs and meeting their expectations, which will be central to his role at IPS.”

“I’m excited about the challenges presented by my new role with IPS Ceramics,” said Alan. “I look forward to working with the whole team to maximize all the sales opportunities that exist for our diverse range of refractories and technical ceramics.”

Adam Wright will be working as part of the sales and commercial team and will seek to continue the success that IPS has had in branching into new areas with a broadening product portfolio. He has worked in a sales environment for the past eight years, most recently dealing with property investments.

“This is a very positive step for me,” said Adam. “I have always wanted to go into the ceramic industry, where my father has spent his entire career. I am very much looking forward to making the most of my enthusiasm and ambition to take IPS Ceramics to new levels.”

“With these new appointments we’ve achieved a balance of youth and experience,” concluded Phil Green. “We believe we can achieve much more, both here in the UK and abroad, where we have just returned from highly successful exhibitions in the USA and Germany. It’s been a really positive start all round in 2016.”

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