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International Timber appoints new MD

Paul Martin has been appointed to the role of managing director at International Timber, part of the Saint-Gobain group and a leading wholesaler of specialist timber and panel solutions.

Paul has held the post of Commercial Director at International Timber since May 2019 and has overseen the company’s growth while managing the Brexit transition and the challenges brought about by Covid-19. Prior to this, he spent 25 years with Saint-Gobain PAM, working in the UK and South-Africa, across a variety of roles in sales, operations and general management.

He takes the helm as International Timber seeks to increase its sustainability ahead of its 2050 carbon neutral goal, and support manufacturers, architects and builders’ merchants to access quality, bespoke timber materials.

Paul said: “I’m delighted to take on the role of Managing Director at a company I am so personally invested in. I want to ensure that we continue delivering outstanding sustainable timber and panel products, and help our customers navigate the ever-changing and complex timber market. I also have the pleasure of working alongside a fantastic team, and I have no doubt that together we can achieve our ambitious plans for the future.”

Ross Baxter, Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions, which comprises International Timber alongside sister companies Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions, Intrastack and Scotframe, said: “Paul has done an excellent job of steering the business through a very challenging 2020 and I am confident that under his leadership, International Timber will go from strength to strength.”

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