Mike Boughton Managing Director Mike BoughtonManaging Director Speaks: English, German 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 PerrymanTechnical Director Speaks: English 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 MarxSales Director Speaks: German, English, Thai, Hungarian 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 Sales Manager. 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 WillisInternational Sales Manager Speaks: English, French, German, Spanish 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 Lesley CollingtonCustomer Service Speaks: English, German, Russian 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 Isabelle LockwoodBusiness Administration Speaks: English, German 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 Administrator. Isabelle enjoys cooking, baking, history and losing herself in a book when possible. Michael Sanders Warehouse Operative Michael SandersWarehouse Operative Speaks: English 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 November 2014. Long distance walking and mountain biking keep Michael fit and he also enjoys IT and photography. Giuseppe Fiorello Market Developer Giuseppe FiorelloMarket Developer Speaks: Italian, English, Spanish In March 2017 we were delighted to welcome our proud Italian Giuseppe to the IPI Global team. As well as a degree in Chemistry and a Masters in Inorganic and Chemical Physics, Giuseppe’s professional background is focussed on sales in the chemicals industry, mainly pharmaceutical. This gives him the ideal platform and contacts to help develop our market and his Italian and Spanish skills also increases the language competence of the team. A passionate gastronome of Italian food, Giuseppe also enjoys Kung Fu & Tai-Chi, Football and the company of friends.