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John Reeves

President of IPS Corporation

John is a senior executive with strategic leadership and general management experience within material science based markets.  He has extensive knowledge and expertise of business development within global, multi-plant settings, start-ups and closely held ventures.

John has proven success in strategic planning, commercial growth, M&A, market targeted product development and site rationalization.

A growth oriented leader whose successes have been chronicled in the Harvard Business Review and Academy of Management Executives Journal. The majority of John’s accomplishments have derived from focusing organizations on growth initiatives that have accelerated profit growth.

Specialisms: Strategic planning, commercial leadership, M&A, continuous improvement within manufacturing operations and market assessment.

Rod Fleming

Director of Sales and Marketing-Americas

With over 20 years of experience as a technical sales engineer and manager of sales and marketing, Rod has worked with a variety of manufacturers with the global composites industry.  Formerly with Interplastic Corporation, Fiberglass Industries, and Colbond, Rod has extensive experience with resins, reinforcements, and vacuum infusion products. Rod manages a team of highly skilled sales managers determined to provide industry leading technical sales support and service.

Specialty areas: Adhesives, Resins, Reinforcements, and Vacuum Infusion related processes and products. To book a consultation with Rod, please email

Manny Tesfaye

Director of Global Technical Services

With over 30 years of experience as a senior engineer within the world of structural adhesives and designing with advanced composite materials, Manny has previously worked for Owens Corning Fiberglass, DuPont, Reichhold Inc and currently IPS and SCIGRIP.

A true expert in the world of MMA’s and structural adhesives, Manny manages and works with highly skilled team of chemists and technicians to develop and implement patentable products with measurable advantages for demanding applications.

Specialisms: Adhesives, Resins, Reinforcements, Closed and Open Mold production, Boat Building, Laminate design and analysis.

Tim Johnson

European Sales & Marketing Manager

An adhesives professional with over 20 years’ experience with Axson, Bostik and now SCIGRIP as an Adhesives Engineer, Key Account Manager & European Sales Manager and European Sales & Marketing Manager.

Tim has experience of rapid prototyping & laminating resins, along with water based, solvent based, MS Polymer, Body-in-white and structural methacrylate adhesives.

Specialisms: Tim has experience in the Automotive, Recreational Vehicle, Rail, General Transportation and Industrial markets and believes in a value added approach to the service he provides his customers.

Chris Coll

European Business Development Manager

Chris is an accomplished sales and business development executive with extensive experience in the adhesives industry.

Having previously worked at Ashland and Plexus in Structural Assembly, Chris has developed solid business relationships in the automotive, transport and construction markets.

Chris is currently responsible for generating and developing sales within the UK and strategic regions around Europe.

Specialisms: Adhesives, Polymers, Strategy, Construction and Transportation sectors.

Alex Groeger

Key Account Manager & New Business Development Manager Central & Eastern Europe

Alex is currently responsible for managing customer accounts and driving business development in strategic regions around Central and Eastern Europe. His role is to secure SCIGRIP's market position market in these areas through the identification of new opportunities and the maintenance of existing client relationships.

Alex has extensive experience selling bonding solutions to industrial customers and prior to joining SCIGRIP he worked with Lohmann Tape Group as an Area Sales Manager. During his career, Alex has also managed IT process solutions and on site services for industrial customers such as Fujitsu and Siemens Network Communications.

Alex holds a state-certified Business Manager degree with a strong emphasis on Sales and Marketing.

Specialisms: Automotive, transportation, building and renewable energies, general industrial

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Durham, NC 27703
Tel: +1 919 598 2400
Fax: +1 919 598 2439


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Glover Road, Washington,
Tyne and Wear, NE37 3JD
Tel: +44 0 191 419 6444
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Collierville, TN 38017
Tel: +1 901 853 5001
Fax: +1 901 853 5008
Customer Service: +1 800 888 8312
Technical Service:
+1 877 477 8327
+1 310 898 3304

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