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Advanced Insulation appoints new sales manager for Contraflex® insulation and PFP jackets business

15 December 2015

Gloucestershire-based Advanced Insulation, a leading manufacturer of specialist passive fire protection and thermal insulation for the upstream oil and gas industry, has appointed Richard Lane as Sales Manager for its Covertherm business unit. 

Richard Lane
Richard Lane

Richard’s UK-based role makes him responsible for the sales and development of Advanced Insulation’s ContraFlex® range of bespoke insulation and passive fire protection jackets, which are used to provide high-performance thermal insulation and protection from jet and/or hydrocarbon fire to equipment requiring frequent maintenance access.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard says: “I have a proven track record of working for HVAC and Industrial Insulation based manufacturers, during which time I have developed new markets and established key working relationships. I am therefore looking forward to using my skills, experience and enthusiasm to champion the ContraFlex range in the UK.”

Covertherm Managing Director Paul Kendrick says: “Richard is a welcome addition to the team and his experience will be fundamental in helping to bring ContraFlex to new UK and export markets. His appointment comes at a time when the company has been steadily reversing a trend that saw manufacturers looking abroad for low-cost production solutions for passive fire protection jackets.”

Established in 2009 and acquired by Advanced Insulation in 2015, Covertherm’s range of bespoke thermal insulation jacket and cover solutions provide exceptional heat savings and are well aligned to complement the ContraFlex range of flexible fire protection jackets. These include high-temperature, acoustic, leak detection and thermal insulation solutions for numerous applications, with optional integral heat tracing insulation jackets also available.
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About the company:

Since it was formed in 2007, Advanced Insulation has become a single source provider for insulation and passive fire protection systems and represents one of the most respected and progressive names in topside and subsea insulation worldwide. The company's products are now qualified and used worldwide by major oil and gas companies – including Total, ConocoPhilips, Chevron, Samsung, BP, Statoil, ONGC, ENI Woodside, Talisman and ExxonMobil – and their engineering and fabrication contractors.

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