Hemsec announces appointments to support MMC growth

Timber and metal-faced composite insulated panels manufacturer, Hemsec, has made two senior appointments to boost the industry’s need for materials used in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Ingrid Lovatt will become finance director at Hemsec. Her background and wide experience as a chartered accountant, combined with a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering gives her a well-informed viewpoint from which to help build the company.

On her move to Hemsec, Ingrid Lovatt said: “I was looking for a business that had aspiration as well as strong foundations, where I could be part of the journey. To find one that also has a heart, made it easy for me to agree to join Hemsec.”

Chris Griffin is equally well-matched with Hemsec, joining as commercial manager. His background in logistics, international warehousing, commodity storage and port distribution led to a move into commercial in 2015.

He spent the last four years developing industrial supply chain solutions before joining Hemsec to support managing director Stephen Painter to realise his vision of ‘Doing business differently and better.’

Chris Griffin commented: “It feels like a real privilege to join Hemsec at this stage in its history. The commitment to ensuring Hemsec’s values influence responsible decision-making really attracted me to this company. I am excited about investing my time and effort in helping to fulfil its potential in a sustainable way.

“The insulated panels the company produces play a vital role in significantly reducing fuel usage in buildings, at the same time as improving living standards. It is really important that we help the construction industry to access the volume of materials it needs to stimulate MMC in the UK and Europe. Widespread usage will play a pretty significant role in fulfilling the environmental targets set in the Kyoto and Paris agreements.

“As a collective, we must reduce energy and any part I have in making this happen more easily and effectively, motivates me.”

Hemsec is developing educational materials to facilitate SIPs usage in the construction industry, and is in talks with secondary education colleges and the CITB to provide accredited learning.

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