As Alphagary continues its rapid global expansion – with the recent acquisitions of Sylvin Technologies (US) and Vinyl Compounds (UK) – Andy Claytor will bring over 20 plus years of business development and executive sales experience to the fulcrum of Alphagary’s TPE operation.
Possessing an unquestionable track record in developing effective sales solutions for technical applications in TPE compounds, Andy comes to Alphagary from a seven-year spell as Vice President, Business Development, North Region with HEXPOL Compounding, the custom TPE, rubber, silicone, and thermoplastic provider based in Ohio, USA. Andy also acted as Regional Sales Director for the organization. Prior to his last role, Andy was Director, Key Accounts & OEM Development for private global compounder Teknor Apex, from 2001 to 2012.
Alphagary’s TPE push
The commercial strategy development acumen, key account management experience and leadership which Alphagary’s new addition will offer is expected to spearhead a continued expansion of its US and UK client base in 2021, reaching new customers and end markets.
Alphagary - who has manufacturing operations in the US and UK and a dedicated global sales team – began developing highly-versatile TPE compounds in the 1980s, since when it has supported a broad variety of consumer and industrial applications. Andy will play a key role in ensuring the ongoing sales growth of Alphagary’s TPE compounds including; the EVOPRENE series, designed for consumer goods, food contact, medical device, automotive, and industrial parts; and the GARAFLEX series, designed for wire and cable applications.
Daniel J. DeLisle, General Manager, Alphagary, said: “Andy joins us at an exciting time for the organization. The performance of EVOPRENE, one of our flagship brands, exceeded expectations in 2020, and with Andy at the helm we are confident of capitalizing on these market gains. We have been hugely impressed by the sales plan implementations and leadership qualities which Andy has demonstrated in our industry, and feel that he is the ideal operator to take our TPE business even further forward. As we welcome Andy to the team, we look ahead to a promising 2021 which will allow us to consolidate and develop our market position; both in the US and globally.”
Andy Claytor, Global Business Manager TPE, Alphagary, said: “I am delighted to be joining such a respected industry leader which has been on a significant upward trajectory over recent years. I believe that the commercial acumen and relationship building ability I can bring to the role can contribute to Alphagary’s continued sales growth and profitability.”