SPRA Announce New Technical Manager

SPRA's New Technical Manager, Ronan Brunton.

The Single Ply Roofing Association has announced that Ronan Brunton will formerly join the SPRA as Technical Manager this August.

Ronan has over 30 years experience working in the single ply roofing industry with thermoplastic and thermoset materials. He has worked at manufacturer, contractor, distributor and accessory companies, most recently as Managing Director of both SealEco Ltd (UK) and SealEco Contracts Ltd (UK).

The newly appointed manager already has strong associations with SPRA, having brought both organisations into SPRA membership and has represented and supported SPRA as a Council member since June 2016.

Track record
In 2015, Ronan was a proactive member of the newly formed SPRA Small Roof Group, which successfully developed membrane membership so that SPRA could fully represent both the PVC and EPDM sectors.

Ronan Brunton said: “Along with my technical knowledge and expertise, I have a track record of continual quality improvement in all my work to date and I look forward to continuing this practice within SPRA.”

“In addition to taking over and further developing the excellent technical support provided by Jim Hooker over many years, I am also looking forward to promoting what is a very positive message to external stakeholders, positioning SPRA as a really focussed organisation with a strong team, ethos and membership. The extended construction industry always needs reminding of the excellent work that this organisation strives to deliver.”

Full of enthusiasm and ideas, Ronan has already represented SPRA at a number of high profile meetings including the post-Grenfell Industry Response Group and sits on the Build UK HSEQ sub-committee.

SPRA CEO, Cathie Clarke, said: “Having worked with Ronan as a SPRA member and via the SPRA Council, I know how passionate he is about the single ply industry and how excited and committed he is now about this new opportunity to ‘give something back’ and to further develop and support the organisation. I am confident that he will build on all the great things that Jim has done for SPRA, its members and the wider industry over the years.”

Ronan will step down from the SPRA Council in June and will begin his new role as Technical Manager at the start of August. He will work alongside Jim for five months to ensure a smooth transition of technical support.

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