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Sales team grows with new appointment

The Expanded Metal Company is pressing ahead with growth plans in the south of the UK with the appointment of Russell Lobb, a new territory sales manager.

Russell, from Newbury, brings more than 12 years of experience to The Expanded Metal Company, having worked in a variety of sales positions in sectors including electronics and polymers.

In his new role, Russell will be responsible for developing relationships with both existing and new clients throughout southern England in industries including architecture, construction, filtration, security, transport, utilities, engineering, automotive and aerospace.

He will also be working closely with the senior management and product development teams at our headquarters in Hartlepool.

Russell, who studied Marketing at De Montfort University in Leicester, most recently worked as general manager for Hungerford-based vibration management system specialist Curotec Team Ltd.

He has also held the position of sales manager with ALH Systems Limited, a company that specialises in developing and marketing specialist polymers and mechanical products for the gas, construction, electronics and telecom industries. In addition, he has acted as field sales engineer with Acal BFi, a pan-European supplier of advanced electronic products and custom services to industrial manufacturers.

Commenting on his appointment, Russell Lobb, said: “I am delighted to have joined a large and ambitious business with over a century of industrial experience behind it. The Expanded Metal Company is an innovator in its field and working with an organisation which has such a strong commitment to product development is particularly exciting.

“I’m looking forward to helping the company grow across the southern region and beyond and promoting The Expanded Metal Company’s products, specialist capabilities and level of expertise to existing and new clients.”

Philip Astley, managing director at The Expanded Metal Company added: “We are delighted to welcome Russell to the team at The Expanded Metal Company. He has a strong sales background and will play a key role in delivering on our plans for growth and success in southern England.

“Russell has a great deal of insight into our target markets and I look forward to seeing him develop our customer base further in the UK.”