I joined IKO back in 2006, just under a year after the division was first formed by Anthony Carlyle. At the time, there were only 5 of us in the team compared to in excess of 70 today. Its seems like yesterday when I was first employed to look after our key account Kingspan and I was responsible for everything to do with running of the account from training & technical advice, site inspections to organising material deliveries. I relished the variety offered in the job which was unlike anything I’d done before. Thanks to the hard work and support of the rest of the team, I’m happy to say that the Kingspan account grew along with the division and is still an extremely important customer for IKO today.
As the division has grown over the past 11 years, so has my role within the team and I’m grateful for the opportunities that Anthony and IKO have given me to build my skill set. In addition to overseeing the Kingspan account, a large part of my responsibilities include product development and everything encompassed in that process from the technical and commercial aspects to liaising with our supply chain to ensure we source the best materials and products to bring quality and value to our customers. I enjoy this part of the role immensely as its extremely varied and I’ve always got different projects on the go.
Over the years I’ve seen an amazing amount of investment that IKO has put in to the IKO Polymeric Division from the single ply production line & PVC compounding plant to the new warehousing and constant training. I think this shows a great amount of trust and confidence in us as a team and what we have built together and what we can achieve in the future and that makes me proud to be a part of it.
It’s the great team spirit that makes coming to work each day a pleasure. In the early days when there was only a few of us, we all had to pitch in and help out when the going got tough and I’m glad to say that those ethos still runs through the division today. Needless to say I’ve enjoyed the last 11 years at IKO and plan to enjoy many more here.