Stephen Collins – Operations Manager

Stephen Collins joined Ayton Products as a Chemist in 1988 after previously working as a technician in the higher education, gas and nuclear power industries.

Stephen was promoted to Technical and Production Manager in 2006 and Operations Manager in 2008 on assuming additional responsibility for logistics and distribution .

A first class honours graduate in Physical Sciences of the Open University, Stephen has also been awarded an MSc in Colloid Chemistry by the University of East Anglia and has conducted postgraduate research at the same institution into the synthesis and characterisation of cationic surfactants used in bituminous highways construction.

A Chartered Chemist – Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics - Stephen sits on a number of technical committees within the highways construction industry, including BBA HiTAC (Highways Industries Technical Advisory Committee), Energy Institute ST-E (Bitumen Committee) and the Technical Committee of the Road Emulsion Association Limited and BSI B510/2, BS10/19 and CEN TC336 WG2.

T: 01953 609846
M: 07787 527703

Jon Hood – Sales Manager

Jon joined the business in 1989 and has extensive manufacturing, roofing and construction industry experience.

His responsibilities include: business development and management of the bitumen and SSP sales and procurement office; day to day transport liaison; and the SSP, bitumen and roofing products sales and administration teams. Jon also has operational and commercial responsibility for the Ayton Products Trade Centre.

He is focussed on key account management, and with his team strives to offer friendly, efficient and approachable customer service. Jon is also Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

T: 01953 609847
M: 07766 028235

Robert Nelson – Production and Logistics Manager

Robert joined Ayton Products as a Development Technician in 2003 after previously working as an Analytical Chemist and Research Scientist in the food industry.

Robert is a Bachelor of Science and has wide ranging experience in Quality Assurance and Process Investigation and Development.

Promoted to Product Manager in 2006 and Production and Logistics Manager in 2012, his role includes all of the manufacturing and quality assurance processes associated with the production of bitumen emulsions and bituminous products, as well as distribution and SHE compliance. Robert is the Company's Transport Manager.

T: 01953 609840
M: 07778 176684