Independent plumbers merchants and bathroom showroom buying group The IPG has appointed Gary Matthews as commercial director.
He will be responsible for engaging suppliers, supporting members’ needs, and contributing to the organisation’s growth plans.
His career spans 30 years in the building materials sector, having previously worked with brands such as Mira, Honeywell, Grohe, and Ideal Standard.
Matthews has experience in customer management, strategy planning and leadership, as well as knowledge of the independent plumbing and heating and kbb sectors.
The IPG was incorporated in 2013 and has attracted over 100 suppliers and 200 member locations nationwide.
According to the buying group, the appointment of Gary Matthews continues to highlight its commitment to suppliers and members, as well as a drive for furthering its expansion plans.
Chairman of The IPG Robin Beal commented: ” We are delighted to have Gary on board. He has a real passion for our membership success and proven experience across our supply chain.
“Importantly, he shares in our core values. His skills and experience will be a great addition to our accomplished team, we’re all really excited that he has joined us.”
Gary Matthews spoke about his appointment: ” I am extremely proud to have joined The IPG organisation and to be part of such an innovative group of people.
“Having been a supplier and admirer of their robust approach to support their partners, the opportunity to contribute to the future development of their plans is a real privilege. Great things are happening at The IPG”.