York-based Burton Roofing Group has expanded its senior team by appointing Martin Armour as its new commercial director.

With over 35 years’ experience Martin joins the group from Calder Industrial Materials (CIM), where he was commercial director. The company is the UK’s leading supplier of lead sheet and lead engineering products to the roofing, healthcare, aerospace, defence, industrial, marine, oil & gas, security and research markets.

Initially appointed as the commercial director for CIM’s building products division, he was promoted to commercial director for all of CIM’s UK businesses in June 2021, which had a turnover of £32 million and was part of the Calder Group which has an annual turnover of €200 million.

Before joining CIM, he was regional manager for the Birtley Group, a leading producer of steel products for the construction industry. He also spent ten years with Thermalite, where he was the company’s divisional support manager and held senior roles with Naylor Utilities, MEA UK and Peter Savage Ltd.

Managing director, Ian Leigh, commented on Martin’s appointment. He said: “Martin is a fantastic addition to our senior leadership team and brings the skills and abilities to help us achieve our objectives. He has an excellent track record in creating successful commercial strategies and creating high-performing teams that have helped propel businesses forward. It’s great to have him at Burton, and we’re looking forward to seeing the positive impact he’ll have.”

Martin added, “Burton Roofing Merchants is well-known in the industry and has an ambitious but pragmatic growth plan. The business is perfectly poised to be the leader in its field – it has an expert team of people across the company who want to be the best.

“It’s evident from our colleagues at our branches and the senior management team that we all share the same vision: to provide the best products backed by outstanding customer service.

“Joining the business at a pivotal point in its growth excited me, and I’m looking forward to working with customers, suppliers, and colleagues to deliver our vision.”