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Metal mesh manufacturer boosts sales team with new appointment

9 July 2019

Hartlepool-based expanded metal mesh manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company has strengthened its presence in the Midlands with the appointment of a new territory sales manager.

Parris Allen brings seven years of experience to The Expanded Metal Company, having worked across a variety of sales roles at metal stockists and fabricators, and the building trade.

In his new role, Parris will be responsible for developing relationships with both new and existing clients across the Midlands region in industries including architecture, construction, filtration, security, transport utilities, engineering, automotive and aerospace.

In addition, he will also be working closely with the senior management and product development teams at The Expanded Metal Company’s headquarters in Hartlepool.

Parris, who holds a Cambridge Education Group NVQ in Business Management and Administration, most recently worked as a Branch Manager at Berkley Stainless Fittings, where he initially held a role in sales account management.

The Expanded Metal Company develops and manufactures metal mesh products from a 25,000 sqm site in Hartlepool, which is an established global centre of expanded metal expertise.

The firm supplies high quality expanded metal mesh products for sectors including construction, filtration, engineering, transport, utilities, automotive, aerospace and architecture. It also serves the security sector and has its own security range, ExMesh™, which offers a wide range of innovative fencing systems and security solutions.

Commenting on his appointment, Parris Allen, said: “I’m excited to be a joining a company which is a leader in the market and successfully combines heritage and innovation in the manufacture and development of metal mesh.

“I’m looking forward to using the experience I have gained through previous roles to further develop client relationships with metal stocklists, fabricators and the supply chain in the Midlands and explore new market opportunities for The Expanded Metal Company in that region.”

Philip Astley, Managing Director of The Expanded Metal Company added: “We’re delighted to welcome Parris to the team. With his extensive knowledge of the market in the Midlands and excellent client management skills, he will be playing an important role in further developing our presence in the region and driving sales to support our business growth plans.”

The Expanded Metal Company has a rich industrial heritage dating back to 1889 and was founded by John French Golding, the inventor and patentee of expanded metal.

The firm works closely with contractors and end users to create bespoke solutions for their projects, drawing on its extensive design and manufacturing expertise, and high-class production capabilities.

It stocks and supplies a wide range of high-quality expanded metal mesh products and offers specialist capabilities in metal work, such as cutting, welding, drilling, punching, shearing and roll forming.

The firm was previously part of the Expamet group of companies.

For more information visit; www.expandedmetalcompany.co.uk

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