Alphagary: Andy Claytor is new Global Business Manager TPE

Alphagary has appointed Andy Claytor as Global Business Manager TPE. Andy Claytor will bring over 20 plus years of business development and executive sales experience to the fulcrum of Alphagary’s TPE operation. He comes to Alphagary from a seven-year spell as Vice President, Business Development, North Region with Hexpol Compounding. He also acted as Regional Sales Director for the organization. Prior to his last role, Andy was Director, Key Accounts & OEM Development for Teknor Apex, from 2001 to 2012.

Andy Claytor (Source: Alphagary)

The company said that Claytor’s commercial strategy development acumen, key account management experience and leadership is expected to spearhead a continued expansion of the company’s US and UK client base in 2021, reaching new customers and end markets. Alphagary recently acquired Sylvin Technologies (USA) and Vinyl Compounds (UK).

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.”

Alphagary’s Evoprene TPE series is designed for consumer goods, food contact, medical device, automotive, and industrial parts; and the Garaflex series is designed for wire and cable applications. The company began developing TPE compounds in the 1980s and has manufacturing operations in the USA and UK.