Experienced Business Development Manager joins our team

Experienced Business Development Manager joins our team

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Whitton as Business Development Manager to help grow our product sales

Paul Whitton, from Hartlepool, is an experienced sales professional in the manufacturing industry and previously worked for The Expanded Metal Company in a number of roles, over a 35-year period.

His experience includes internal and regional sales roles at The Expanded Metal Company and he previously held the positions of Security Products Sales Manager and Architectural Sales Manager at the Hartlepool, UK-based manufacturer.

After six years away from the company working in sales roles for Rockwool Group and gaining experience in fire protection, Paul has returned to us to support our growth strategy and bring additional expertise to our product development activities.

In previous roles with the company, Paul was influential in the development of a number of our well-known products including ExMesh™ Securilath™, a security lath designed for installation between walls, ceilings and roofs, as well as our walkway mesh, Supagrip, which has an exceptional level of grip, making it highly suitable for hazardous environments. Paul also played a part in delivering the company’s first architectural mesh project at Hong Kong Airport.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul Whitton said:

“I’m really excited to be back working at The Expanded Metal Company as I have a real passion for the team and the firm.

“The Expanded Metal Company has a strong, long-standing presence in Hartlepool that I’m proud to be part of, and has a wealth of expertise which customers can tap into, including design, project management, manufacture and fabrication capabilities.”

Philip Astley, Managing Director of The Expanded Metal Company added:

“We’re delighted to welcome Paul back to the company. With his extensive knowledge of our products and markets, he will be playing a key role in the growth of the business.

“Paul will be instrumental in forging links with end users and contractors, and I’m looking forward to seeing him re-join our specialist team and bring his wide-ranging experience to bear for The Expanded Metal Company.”

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