SIGLeading distributor of specialist building products, SIG, has added almost 50 years of construction industry experience to its fire protection team with the appointment of Shaun Byrne and Matt Buckley.

Shaun joins as Divisional Sales Director North for Technical Insulation after 26 years in the construction and technical insulation sectors. Previous posts include national sales manager roles at Rockwool, Hargreaves and Kingspan. Shaun brings a solutions approach to technical insulation, having previously developed and taken to market non-combustible HVAC products including EN1366 fire-rated ductwork systems, insulated pipe supports and external duct systems.

Matt has spent 24 years in distribution and manufacturing, most recently for three years at a specialist insulation distributor. His career includes five years at Isover UK selling fire-rated ducting systems. He also sat on the prestigious British Standards Committee and helped to write the BS 5970 Standard for Thermal Insulations of Pipework, Ductwork and Associated Equipment. Matt comes to SIG as Southern Regional Sales Manager — Technical Insulation.

The pair join an already-strong team that includes Phil Jones, Andrew Gibbs, Eve Rutherford and Liam McClurg.

Phil Jones, Fire Protection Specialist at SIG, said:

“Having Shaun and Matt on board is a real feather in the cap of our fire protection team. Their appointments highlight the level of investment SIG is willing to place in the specialist fire protection and technical insulation markets.

“The specialist Fire Protection team at SIG is available to assist through any stage of a construction project, providing consistent solutions to our UK customers.”