Drytac has bolstered its EMEA team with the promotion of Phil Webster to the role of head of industrial sales, EMEA, and the appointment of Stephen Ridyard as technical manager, UK. Both men are based out of Drytac’s UK offices in Bristol.

Mr Webster joined the company in 2014 as technical sales manager and Drytac says that the past seven years have seen him drive the expansion of the custom side of Drytac’s business, working with his team to create bespoke products in large quantities for businesses in new markets and sectors.

‘We’re delighted to announce the promotion of Phil to the role of head of industrial sales for EMEA,’ said CEO Hayden Kelley. ‘He has a proven track record of excellence and has been instrumental in the growth of our non-catalogue solutions, as well as expanding our presence in new markets.’

Mr Ridyard, by contrast, is new to the Drytac team. He holds a BSc (Hons) and an MSc in Chemistry, he has a strong track record in developing coatings, inks and adhesives, security features and films through all stages, from initial innovative idea to commercialisation.

‘Stephen’s appointment as technical manager will further bolster our EMEA team by helping to innovate new solutions while maintaining our product excellence,’ Mr Kelley finished. ‘An expert new product development chemist, his skills will be instrumental in the continued development of our adhesive science business; he will be a massive asset to the technical team.’