Kent Blaxill has appointed Dan Ruegg as protective coatings specialist.

Mr Ruegg will be aiming to build up sales of industrial and protective coatings for use on difficult surfaces including floors, steel and cladding. He will be available across the whole of East Anglia to draw up specifications.

He joins having had 14 years in the decorating industry and four years selling protective coatings.

“Dan will be operating through all of our branches and will be available to go out on site to advise on customer requirements,” advised Andy Whitney, sales manager. “He has strong links in the protective coatings industry. Dan will also be training up a protective coatings champion in every Kent Blaxill branch.

“The appointment reflects the fact that Kent Blaxill is continuing to expand around its core businesses as well as opening new branches.”

Kent Blaxill will be opening its 10th East Anglian branch, in Fakenham, this spring.