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Tony Hipperson – General Manager
Tony has full operational, commercial and financial responsibility for the company's business performance, including business development.
With 38 years experience in a variety of operational and commercial roles in the quarrying, highway maintenance and construction industry, his focus is on consolidating and growing the business.
Tony is a Graduate of the City & Guilds Institute and studied business administration through the Open University. He is a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and is a Director and Council Member of the Road Emulsion Association Limited. Tony also sits on the Executive Committee of The Road Surface Treatments Association Limited and is a Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) Advocate.
His emphasis is maintaining and enhancing the culture of ‘manufacturing excellence’ and providing unrivalled customer service to Kier Group businesses and external clients.
Telephone: 01953 602002
Mobile: 07919 520381
Stephen Collins – Operations Manager
Stephen Collins joined Ayton Products as a Chemist in 1988 after previously working as a technician in the higher education, gas and nuclear power industries.
Stephen was promoted to Technical and Production Manager in 2006 and Operations Manager in 2008 on assuming additional responsibility for logistics and distribution .
A first class honours graduate in Physical Sciences of the Open University, Stephen has also been awarded an MSc in Colloid Chemistry by the University of East Anglia and has conducted postgraduate research at the same institution into the synthesis and characterisation of cationic surfactants used in bituminous highways construction.
A Chartered Chemist – Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics - Stephen sits on a number of technical committees within the highways construction industry, including BBA HiTAC (Highways Industries Technical Advisory Committee), Energy Institute ST-E (Bitumen Committee) and the Technical Committee of the Road Emulsion Association Limited and BSI B510/2, BS10/19 and CEN TC336 WG2.
Direct dial: 01953 609846
Mobile: 07787 527703
Jon Hood – Sales Manager
Jon joined the business in 1989 and has extensive manufacturing, roofing and construction industry experience.
His responsibilities include: business development and management of the bitumen and SSP sales and procurement office; day to day transport liaison; and the SSP, bitumen and roofing products sales and administration teams. Jon also has operational and commercial responsibility for the Ayton Products Trade Centres.
He is focussed on key account management, and with his team strives to offer friendly, efficient and approachable customer service.
Jon is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.
Direct dial: 01953 609847
Mobile: 07766 028235
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