Easingwold-based construction and protective textiles manufacturer, Industrial Textiles and Plastics (ITP) Ltd, is planning for the next phase of its growth strategy with the appointment of Matt Thompson as sales director.

Matt has a wealth of valuable experience gained through over 20 years in the construction industry. Previously UK Commercial Director at Zip-Clip, a leading manufacturer of high-specification suspension and bracing systems, he brings a comprehensive understanding of effective sales strategy throughout the industry’s supply chain. Matt will utilise this expertise to deliver market growth throughout ITP’s diverse product portfolio, which includes sheeting for scaffolding and temporary fencing, acoustic barriers, debris
netting, keder sheeting, protective breather membranes and vapour barriers for walls and roofing, and ground barriers for use on contaminated land.

Marc van der Voort, managing director at ITP, said: “We are delighted to welcome Matt to ITP. As head of our sales operation, he will provide a dynamic presence to drive the continued development of our business across a wide range of markets, including construction, environmental protection, petrochemical, marine and offshore. He understands how to engage with our broad customer base, from contractors, developers and architects to builders merchants and temporary site protection specialists.”

Matt Thompson said: “I’m very excited to be joining ITP. The company’s products are sold worldwide with exports accounting for up to 25% of its business. As well as being a market-leading manufacturer with a global presence, ITP has been at the forefront of advances in industry standards in the UK, advocating and driving improvements in fire safety in the building envelope and scaffolding solutions. With over three decades of experience and a policy of continual investment in product development, ITP works closely with standards committees and trade associations. The technical team is regarded as a go-to resource for expertise in compliance, testing certification. That provides a great platform to build relationships with new and existing clients.”

ITP’s product range has continually expanded to provide hundreds of materials in different sizes, specifications and uses. Based in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, ITP’s factory provides in-house processing of materials including surface coating, finishing and large-format flexographic or digital printing.