Meet the Team

Established in its present form in 2009, IPS Ceramics emerged from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise. Today’s IPS team collectively boasts 250+ years of experience in ceramic technology, including design, material selection/specification and manufacturing.

IPS Ceramics is also very well known around the world as a major supplier of kiln furniture systems based on mullite-cordierite materials.

The main technical ceramics in our range are high alumina, silicon carbide and steatite; however, recent additions include aluminium nitride and TZP-zirconia, and we can supply most technical ceramic materials if you have a particular requirement.

On this page, you will be able to see our expert team and find the people who are best suited to your needs.

Sukhjinder Singh Managing Director

Sukhjinder Singh Managing Director

Sukhjinder has previously worked with Dyson Group, joining as a Programme Director in 2008 before subsequently taking the role of Managing Director for their Ceramics Division. He holds an MSc in Business (specialising in Strategy, Finance and Marketing) and has a post-graduate Supply Chain qualification. He began his career in the Netherlands as a Management Consultant with KPMG before moving to Shell and Univar, working in a range of financial, marketing and project leading roles.

Phil Green Sales Director

Phil Green Sales Director

Phil began his career in ceramics at Wedgwood, where he gained 17 years ceramic manufacturing and technical experience. In 1989, he joined kiln furniture company Acme Marls in an export sales role and when Acme Marls became part of Dyson Group in 2000, Phil was appointed Commercial Business Manager of the new set-up. In addition to his broad technical knowledge of high temperature ceramics, Phil has travelled all over the world and has strong ties with the major international and UK ceramic product manufacturers.

Ian Wright Operations Director

Ian Wright Operations Director

Ian joined Hewitt Refractories in 1977, working in a range of technical, lab and QC roles before subsequently moving up to senior production management level. When Hewitt Refractories became part of Dyson Group, Ian was appointed as Manufacturing Manager for what, at that time, was a business spread over three sites in the UK. Ever since the business was consolidated onto one site, Ian has been responsible for managing operations at a senior level. Ian is also now Operations Director at IPS-Trend in Beijing.

Commercial

Rob Brennan Commercial Director

Rob Brennan Commercial Director

Dave Street Commercial Coordinator/ Planner

Dave Street Commercial Coordinator/ Planner

Bev Lowndes Commercial Coordinator

Bev Lowndes Commercial Coordinator

Catherine Lv Commercial Coordinator - Asia

Catherine Lv Commercial Coordinator - Asia

Sales Team

Mike Jackson Vice President - IPS Ceramics USA Ltd

Mike Jackson Vice President - IPS Ceramics USA Ltd

Thomas Evans Marketing Executive

Thomas Evans Marketing Executive

Design and Technical Support

Brian Wycherley Technical & Development Manager

Brian Wycherley Technical & Development Manager

Andy Danahay Design Manager

Andy Danahay Design Manager

Operations

Paul Thorley Despatch / Stock Manager

Paul Thorley Despatch / Stock Manager

Graydon Harris Warehouse Manager / IT

Graydon Harris Warehouse Manager / IT