Mike Boughton Managing Director
After graduating in Engineering from Cambridge University, Mike worked in chartered accountancy at KPMG. A variety of management
roles within international suppliers to global process businesses followed, before joining the Board of IPI at the company’s
creation in 1996. In July 2014 Mike stepped in to the role of Managing Director.
Outside of business life, Mike enjoys active pursuits including rugby, walking and skiing.
Mark Perryman Technical Director
Mark graduated with a Masters in Biochemistry from Oxford University. There followed 10 years with Courage Brewing as a Diploma
Brewer, then 6 years with Scandi Brew, supplying engineering equipment to breweries. At this point Mark joined Micro Matic to
develop the Industrial market for their valves and joined IPI as Managing Director in 1996 along with Mike. In July 2014 Mark
stepped down as Managing Director to assume a part time role as Technical Director.
Mark enjoys travelling, driving and keeps fit in the gym, by road/mountain biking and windsurfing.
Volker Marx Sales Director
Volker graduated from the Technical University München with a Diploma as Brewmaster. The next 4 years were spent working for
various breweries, followed by a technical sales role at Diversey for 6 years, in cleaning and disinfectant products. Volker
then joined the Industrial Container sales division of Schäfer Werke GmbH and after 4 years, in 2000, joined the IPI team as
In his spare time Volker is a keen darts player and photographer, also enjoying travel, reading and good food.
Martin Willis International Sales Manager
Martin graduated in Modern Languages from Birmingham University and, using those language skills, has enjoyed a number of
International Sales and Marketing roles in a range of business sectors, from non-ferrous metal production and adhesives and
chemicals, through to packaging, solar shading and construction materials. Martin joined the IPI team as International Sales
Manager in the Spring of 2015.
In his spare time Martin teaches languages and champions their inclusion in school curriculums. Any time left after that is
spent cycling and swimming.
Lesley Collington Customer Service
Aberdeen University was the seat of Lesley’s Masters Degree in German and Russian. She spent the next 12 years in Austria,
honing her language skills in a variety of roles. Thereafter Lesley joined Panhl in Bicester, England, as Sales Administrator,
before joining IPI in the summer of 2011 in her current Customer Service role.
Our resident beer connoisseur, Lesley also enjoys the Arts and travelling.
Isabelle Lockwood Business Administration
After leaving school at 18, Isabelle spent a year travelling before joining the International Sales team at Huber + Suhner AG
in Switzerland. A transfer to Bicester, England followed after two years until joining the IPI team as Sales Controller in
January 1999. Since then Isabelle added a variety of roles to her responsibilities within the company before a 6 month leave of
absence in the autumn of 2011. Returning on a part time basis in the spring of 2012, Isabelle assumed the role of Business
Isabelle enjoys cooking, baking, history and losing herself in a book when possible.
Michael Sanders Warehouse Operative
Michael trained as an apprentice in Aeronautical Engineering before discovering his true vocation and joining the Police Force.
The next 30 years were spent building his successful career, earning the rank of Police Sergeant and receiving two commendations.
After retiring from the Police, Michael worked in IT for the Fire & Rescue Service, before taking full retirement to concentrate
on his family. Two years later Michael was ready to work in a part time capacity and joined us as our Warehouse Operative in
Long distance walking and mountain biking keep Michael fit and he also enjoys IT and photography.