Polymer compounder and recycler, Luxus, based in Louth, Lincolnshire, has announced the appointment of Alistair Barber as business development manager.
Barber will manage a series of company clients in the automotive sector, including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, BMW, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Honda.
These companies make up part of the growing demand for global automotive ‘A' Class interior trim parts produced using high-performance, environmentally positive polymers.
Barber has worked in business development roles for nearly a decade, with positions in the retail and finance sectors.
Speaking about the appointment, Peter Atterby, Luxus managing director, said: “We are pleased to appoint Alistair Barber to this strategic role with his proven business development expertise, at a time when the automotive industry's demand for high performance recycled content polymers to replace virgin grades has never been greater.”
Barber joins Luxus shortly after the company announced a £1.5m investment in a new compounding line. The additional capacity will support future growth in core markets, including the automotive interior trim sector. Total annual output of polymer compounds at Luxus now stands at 55,000 tonnes.