VIP-Polymers has announced the appointment of Jon Crean to the position of commercial director with immediate effect.

In his new position at the manufacturer of sealing gaskets, Mr Crean will be responsible for contributing to the overall strategy and increasing offerings to both new and existing clients, with overall responsibility for developing the VIPSEAL range of flexible couplings.

He brings over 30 years worth of experience in the distribution and manufacturing industry to his new role, having previously worked for Hepworth and, more recently, Flexseal Couplings. He will focus on strategic growth both in the UK and internationally.

John Millar, managing director of VIP-Polymers, said: "Jon brings valuable know-how to VIP and will be an asset to the management team. His knowledge of commerce and international experience will be invaluable as we look to define more innovative solutions for our clients and grow our presence both in the UK and globally."