Leading company looks to build on strong reputation with appointment

Mark Patterson, business and strategic development manager at AIS.
Mark Patterson, business and strategic development manager at AIS.
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A new manager has been appointed to help a safety firm boost its profile further.

North Shields-based AIS has appointed Mark Patterson as business and strategic development manager.

when this opportunity to join them came up I jumped at it

Mark Patterson

The 47-year-old will be responsible for promoting the company’s range of insulation and fire protection jacketing systems, which are used by the oil and gas, petrochemical and heavy industry sectors.

Mark, a chemistry graduate, joins from global paint and coatings giant Akzo Nobel and has worked throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Mark said: “I knew about AIS from my previous role as I helped them to develop a specialist fireproofing application training course for industry. I was extremely impressed with the company’s innovative and professional approach so when this opportunity to join them came up I jumped at it.”

“AIS is one of only a handful of companies across the globe to produce highly technical products of this nature and it has won a string of awards for its work, including the most prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

“I’m really looking forward to helping the company build on its excellent reputation for developing cost-effective, innovative new products, as well as promoting its full turn-key solutions globally.”

Head of AIS technical, Chris Evans, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the team.

“He brings with him unrivalled expertise of new product development and also invaluable customer insight.

“We are very pleased that he has decided to join us and believe our customers will benefit from his input.”

For more information on AIS Technical’s products contact 0844 800 1810 or visit www.aisgroup.co.uk