Materials Science

Oscrete names new divisional manager for Performance Additives

Bradford-based concrete admixtures specialist Oscrete has appointed Duncan Owen as Divisional Technical Sales Manager to oversee the growth and development of the Performance Additives side of the business. With over 17 years of industry experience at Tarmac Building Products in both laboratory and new product development roles, Duncan has a an exceptional past record.  Over this period he has been involved in the development of a broad range of products including tile adhesives, dry mix mortars, floor screed and light weight blocks.
Oscrete Performance Additives (OPA) is a division of Oscrete that specialises in the sales and manufacture of composite additives used in the dry bagged mortar industry.  Its range of quality, pioneering products makes it one of the UK’s leading specialist construction chemical suppliers, providing high value technical solutions across the concrete industry.
In his new role, Duncan will be tasked with developing customer and supplier relationships, leading new business development and heading up new product development for the Osperse range of own manufactured products. Collaboration with suppliers is a vital part of the role, pivotal to the future development of the division.  Duncan will also focus on opening up new markets whilst engineering innovative, customer specific, product solutions.
“Our customers expect a high level of technical support and we value our expertise as second to none,“ states Oscrete Operations Director, Scott Wilson. “Duncan has the experience and know-how to provide this support and guidance in what is a constantly evolving market. We are delighted to welcome him onboard.”
OPA are also the UK and Ireland stockists and distributor for a number of global brands.  Including manufacturers such as Owens Cornings, Forta, Peramin, Unger, Elotex and most recently, Stikloporas.