Icopal has recently appointed a new Managing Director. Matthew Scoffield, a European Business Graduate and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), brings with him over 20 years of manufacturing industry experience including 17 years in building related markets and international expertise in all key world economic regions.
Matthew’s vast experience was gained across a number of sectors from building-related electrical equipment, packaging and logistics services to the automotive and food manufacturing industries, in addition to the welding equipment industry. His career has evolved from salesman to sales manager, onto sales and marketing director, then Vice President and General Manager and finally onto Managing Director first at ABICOR Binzel Group in Germany and now at Icopal Ltd.
Across these sectors and positions, Matthew has worked closely with architects and other specifiers, building owners such as local Government bodies, contractors, OEMs and distributors. In addition he has gained an in-depth knowledge of acquisitions, business development, organisational development and restructuring in various General Management roles. He has worked for a number of well-known multinational organisations including Hanson plc, Cooper Industries Inc and CHEP Europe Ltd. Furthermore, Matthew lived and worked in Germany for seven years and is fluent in both German and French.
Matthew recognised Icopal’s potential and was keen to be involved with the international market led business, due to its clear growth strategy and ambitious expansion plans. In addition, Matthew recognised that the customer-focused organisation boasts world-leading manufacturing technology with exceptional innovation and quality excellence.
Matthew commented, “I am looking forward to my future with Icopal and continuing Icopal’s growth strategy while maintaining and growing Icopal’s position as the preferred partner for all customers.”
“For the future, we will be working to increase market share through continued service excellence and high customer satisfaction, in addition to complementing the business with suitable acquisitions. Major investment in manufacturing flexibility and quality will also be a continued strategy, while at the same time driving through plans for new product introductions to continually offer our customers new, improved and innovative solutions,” continued Matthew.