JACKON UK strengthens its business development resource

JACKON UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Douglas as the company’s second Business Development Manager within its Building Systems Division.  Working alongside Glenn Kiely, JACKON UK’s first BDM in the Building Systems Division, Richard will be responsible for developing JACKON’s relations with contractors, developers and architects.

He has broad experience of the construction industry stretching back 20 years, and spent 13 years working  for a company specialising in damp-proofing remedial work. During this time Richard obtained a CSSW qualification (Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) and also developed an appreciation of ICF (Insulating Concrete Formwork).

At JACKON UK his responsibilities include developing market opportunities for THERMOMUR® ICF expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is used for constructing the formwork for buildings and also for JACKODUR® ATLAS extruded polystyrene (XPS), used for constructing insulated floor slabs.

“This is a great time to be joining JACKON UK,” he says. “The company’s polystyrene construction products are gaining a wider acceptance in the marketplace, driven on by constant Government pressure to construct ever more energy-efficient buildings. At a time when changes to Part L Construction Regs and initiatives such as the Future Homes Standard are increasingly directing the way the construction industry works, it is very exciting to be working for a forward-looking business which has momentum behind it and has the right product range to meet and exceed present and future market requirements when it comes to sustainable construction.

“I look forward to meeting customers old and new in the coming months, either on-site or at one of the trade shows in which JACKON will be participating.”