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Polyseam fire prevention manufacturer
CEO

Kjetil Bogstad

Jorn
Managing Director - Norway

Jørn Davidsen

Jørn, Managing Director in Polyseam Norway from 2020, and with a robust background in the construction industry. He is recognized for his expertise in moisture-proofing, air sealing, and passive fire safety, enhanced by his smoke diving experience.

Davidsen is committed to fireproofing and building safety, with a focus on environmental sustainability. His career includes key roles at Huseby, Litex AS, Icopal AS, and BMI Group, where he significantly contributed to growth, customer relationship building, and strategic leadership.

Fredrick Thurfjell
Managing Director- Sweden

Fredrick Thurjfell

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Research & Development Director

Wol Hluchan

Wol brings over 30 years of extensive experience in Research and Development to the realm of product formulation for the building industry.

Wol brings over 30 years of extensive experience in Research and Development to the realm of product formulation for the building industry. As the Research and Development Director, he plays a pivotal role in steering the business toward innovation and success.

Throughout his distinguished career, Wol has demonstrated his expertise in formulating a diverse range of products for the building industry. His portfolio includes the development of cutting-edge solutions such as adhesives, coatings, fillers, mortar, passive fire protection, sealants, and custom toll products. As a visionary leader, Wol continues to be instrumental in driving the business forward through his commitment to excellence and continuous advancement in product development and processes.

Paul Horton
Sales Division Director

Paul Horton

Catherine McAliskey
Service Director

Catherine McAliskey

Renowned for her ability to bring out the best in individuals, Catherine is a champion of collaboration and efficiency.

Catherine’s journey at Polyseam began nine years ago, where she swiftly rose from a non-managerial position to the esteemed role of Customer Service Manager in just five months. Over the course of seven years, her dedication and strategic acumen propelled her to the position of Director, marking her as a key architect of the company’s success.

Renowned for her ability to bring out the best in individuals, Catherine is a champion of collaboration and efficiency. Her unwavering commitment to enhancing both internal processes and the customer experience has become synonymous with Polyseam’s reputation for excellence. With a keen eye for improvement, Catherine ensures that every aspect of the business aligns with her priority—providing customers with an effortless and unparalleled experience when engaging with Polyseam.

David Allen
Product & Process Development Director

David Allen

Gro Marita Søndreeng
Head of Customer Service - Norway

Gro Marita Søndreeng

Since joining the Norwegian Polyseam team in 2020, Gro has been pivotal in improving customer service and shaping client impressions. She efficiently manages orders and product requisitions, playing a crucial role in streamlining operations, especially in order processing and inventory management.

Gro’s meticulous approach enhances supply chain efficiency, ensuring prompt and accurate customer service. Balancing customer demands with operational intricacies, her work strengthens client relationships and supports smooth company operations.

chloe
Customer Service Coordinator

Chloe Hoult

Meet Chloe, a forward-thinking professional with a keen dedication to delivering exceptional customer service.

Meet Chloe, a forward-thinking professional with a keen dedication to delivering exceptional customer service. Chloe’s journey with Polyseam spans six years, during which she has consistently provided top-tier support tailored to the ever-evolving needs of our global customer base.

As an indispensable member of our team, Chloe plays a crucial role in assisting our customers with product setup, artwork implementation, and certification. Her conscientious approach ensures that every interaction is characterized by excellence and that our customers receive the highest level of service. Chloe is committed to ensuring that our customers’ experiences with Polyseam are nothing short of outstanding.

Henrik Vinslo
Technical Manager - Norway

Henrik Vinslo

Henrik, Technical Manager in Norway, has since 2011 evolved from a salesperson to a key figure in the company, driven by his passion for fire safety. He is instrumental in overseeing technical operations and in educating others, particularly through passive fire protection courses.

His sessions stand out for their clarity and engagement, leveraging his over a decade of industry experience. Henrik is the go-to person for technical advice at Polyseam, always available to answer calls and provide in-depth guidance.

paul
Division Manager - Technical

Paul Ramage

Meet Paul, a seasoned and accomplished professional boasting over 30 years of international expertise in the fire protection industry.

Meet Paul, a seasoned and accomplished professional boasting over 30 years of international expertise in the fire protection industry. With a well-rounded background, he has excelled in various facets, including design, technical aspects, fire testing, installation, as well as service and maintenance of both active and passive fire protection services.

Paul brings a wealth of experience from his tenure with diverse companies, ranging from small and medium enterprises to corporate giants like Tyco and Honeywell. The team like to refer to Paul as the fountain of knowledge.

Gareth Evans
Business Development Manager

Gareth Evans

Meet Gareth, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of invaluable experience in both Sales and Technical roles within the construction industry

Meet Gareth, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of invaluable experience in both Sales and Technical roles within the construction industry, primarily in the dynamic landscape of Central London. Gareth’s career has been defined by his contributions to some of the most significant projects in the country, showcasing his expertise and proficiency.

In addition to his impressive sales career, Gareth has also excelled in managerial roles, where he led and nurtured successful Sales Teams. With over a decade of hands-on experience in Passive Fire Protection, serving both Manufacturers and Contractors, Gareth has established himself as a true industry expert.

Over the course of seven years, Gareth has conducted informative Passive Fire Protection seminars and training sessions, sharing his wealth of knowledge with others. Gareth is a trusted expert in the industry, committed to achieving customer satisfaction at every turn.

Paul Jennings
Passive Fire Protection Technician

Paul Jennings

Meet Paul, he brings over a decade of hands-on experience as a site installer, providing him with comprehensive knowledge and insight into all fire protection requirements

Meet Paul, he brings over a decade of hands-on experience as a site installer, providing him with comprehensive knowledge and insight into all fire protection requirements. His expertise extends to drywall partitions, where he served in senior construction roles in various managerial capacities. This diverse experience equips Paul with a profound understanding of fire protection mechanisms, their functionality, limitations, and the precise details required.

Having encountered various challenges firsthand, Paul is well-versed in the complexities of meeting exact requirements, sometimes acknowledging the unfortunate reality of limitations. With a track record of being there, seeing it, doing it, and learning from those experiences, Paul has indeed earned his metaphorical T-shirt.

James McGiveron
Development Chemist

James McGiveron

Meet James, an accomplished chemist with a Ph.D. background that revolves around pioneering novel coatings.

Meet James, an accomplished chemist with a Ph.D. background that revolves around pioneering novel coatings. With numerous papers published in prestigious scientific journals, James brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, garnered from a remarkable career spanning over 25 years in the coatings industry.

At Polyseam, James has been instrumental in the development of an extensive range of coatings. This includes innovative fire protective coatings for various applications such as wood, steel, and cables, as well as fast-reacting fire protection materials used in our cutting-edge fire-stopping products, to name just a few.

James’s passion and enthusiasm for the world of coatings are truly infectious. When he’s not busy experimenting in the laboratory, you can find him deeply engrossed in research, combing through journals and the internet in search of the next ground-breaking additive that can elevate Polyseam’s products to even greater heights. With James at the forefront, you can trust that our products are continuously evolving to meet the highest standards of quality and innovation.

Wayne Forrester
Division Director - Manufacturing

Wayne Forrester

Wayne is an accomplished and highly skilled professional in his capacity as Head of Manufacturing. He is widely recognised for his proven track record in steering and optimising procedures, operations, and overall efficiencies for businesses.

With 25 years of experience in Manufacturing, Warehousing and Logistics, Wayne possesses an in-depth understanding of Lean systems, team-building expertise, and, perhaps most importantly, a strong dose of common sense.

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Passive Fire Protection Technician

Gurps Gill

David Todd
MRP Manager

David Todd

Sarah Devine
Master Production Scheduler

Sarah Devine

Craig Downs
Division Manager - Engineering

Craig Downs

Craig is known for his unwavering work ethic, relentless determination to achieve results, and self-motivated approach that consistently upholds high standards.

Meet Craig, an accomplished Engineering Manager with a track record of nearly 5 years at Polyseam and over 15 years of experience in manufacturing. With over 30 years of diverse experience in maintenance, service, and capital projects roles, I bring a wealth of expertise to the industry.

Craig is known for his unwavering work ethic, relentless determination to achieve results, and self-motivated approach that consistently upholds high standards.  At Polyseam, he is recognised as the go-to guy, always ready to lend his expertise and support to his team. His door is always open to drive collaboration and innovation, ensuring the continued success of all projects and teams.

Adam Nightingale
Finance Director

Adam Nightingale

Louise Turner
Purchasing Manager

Louise Turner

Alison Jepson
Assistant Accountant

Alison Jepson

Joanne Jepson
Credit Controller

Joanne Jepson

Andrea Bogstad
Marketing Manager - Norway

Andrea Bogstad

Andrea, serving as Marketing Manager in Norway since 2018, plays a critical role in both operational and strategic aspects of marketing. She manages an array of responsibilities, including communication, social media, campaigns, and website maintenance.

A significant part of her role involves strategic planning, where she excels in formulating and executing marketing strategies tailored to the Norwegian market. Andrea’s strategic work is crucial in aligning marketing efforts with Polyseam’s business goals, ensuring brand visibility and customer engagement in Norway.

Wayne Robinson
IT & Systems Development Manager

Wayne Robinson

Wayne is an accomplished and highly skilled IT Manager renowned for his demonstrated success in directing and enhancing technology operations for businesses.

With over two decades of experience in the IT industry, he brings to Polyseam a profound knowledge of IT systems and a results-focused project management style emphasised by a solutions-driven perspective. Wayne boasts world-class power-off and power-on skills.

Deb Leah
Head of Quality Division

Deb Leah

Meet Deborah, a seasoned chemist and graduate, whose commitment to quality has flourished through more than 35 years of technical experience within the chemical industry. Boasting a legacy of published and patented products, as well as successful project development, Deborah has dedicated over two decades to Quality management roles.

Her expertise is evident in her ability to implement and uphold highly regulated Quality Systems to rigorous standards. With an unwavering focus on ensuring the delivery of exceptional products, it’s no wonder her team views her as a manager of the highest ‘quality.’

olando
Division Manager - Marketing

Olando Salina

Olando is an expert at creating and managing marketing content to build and nurture relationships between organisations and their customers.

As a chartered marketer with global and board-level expertise, Olando is tasked with guiding the business’s online and offline landscape leveraging his expertise in strategy alignment and digital marketing technologies. Beyond his professional prowess, he has a knack for capturing captivating selfies.

Amy Teal
HR Manager

Amy Teal

Amy is a seasoned HR professional, boasting 7 years of invaluable expertise in Human Resources. Her journey has spanned diverse areas within HR, including Recruitment, People Services, Strategic Business Partnering, and Policy and Case Management.

Known for her proactive approach, Amy is an adept communicator, proficient in engaging with individuals across various organisational levels. Drawing from her extensive past experiences, she excels in creative problem-solving, leveraging her wealth of knowledge. Amy thrives on the challenges and inspiration that stem from collaborating with her colleagues and contributing to the dynamic business environment at Polyseam.

Dean Forrester
Head of Logistics

Dean Forrester

Paolo Girardi
EHS & Compliance Manager

Paolo Girardi

Paolo is a deeply self-driven and ambitious professional, renowned for his unwavering dedication. With over two decades of experience in the fields of Environmental, Health & Safety, and Defence, his journey is marked by outstanding achievements.

His formidable skill set, enhanced during his military service, encompasses unparalleled professional acumen, and a keen commitment to ensuring the safety of his colleagues. He has significant experience providing expert EHS and compliance advice and support across high-level risk industries with footprints across global markets.

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Production Manager

Ryan Beddow

Amy is a seasoned HR professional, boasting 7 years of invaluable expertise in Human Resources. Her journey has spanned diverse areas within HR, including Recruitment, People Services, Strategic Business Partnering, and Policy and Case Management.

Known for her proactive approach, Amy is an adept communicator, proficient in engaging with individuals across various organisational levels. Drawing from her extensive past experiences, she excels in creative problem-solving, leveraging her wealth of knowledge. Amy thrives on the challenges and inspiration that stem from collaborating with her colleagues and contributing to the dynamic business environment at Polyseam.