Meet John Clarke – IKO’s Highways and Civils Area Business Manager

What’s your background?
I have had numerous roles within the highways industry for over thirty years and during this time I have gathered a vast knowledge of specialist highway maintenance and civil engineering products.

How long have you been at IKO?
I started at IKO on the 4th of January 2016 as the Area Business Manager for IKO Permatrack – Highways and Civils Division, so I am fairly new to the business but not the industry. I have a wealth of industry experience that will hopefully put me in an excellent position to hit the ground running.

What are you looking forward to most in the role?
It was definitely the history of the company that was a massive attraction for me to work within a company and a division that has such a prestigious record and back story is something that should be celebrated, as not only are the products of the highest quality but we have the history, knowledge and expertise across all departments, from the manufacturing plant right through to the sales team.

I am particularly keen on expanding our offering to the industry. Modified Mastic Asphalt forms the basis of so many of our products and is so versatile and robust that the applications are limitless. On a personal note I am focussed on increasing the sales of such a well-respected range of products which I truly believe it is setting the standard in our industry.

Why are IKO Permatrack products better than the rest?
It is not just the quality of the products that make IKO Permatrack stand out from the rest for me it is also the continual development of a product range that is at the forefront of bituminous technology, everyone here at IKO is committed to delivering total excellence and that is something I am very proud to be a part of.

Anything else your customers should know about you?
Well putting business to one side for a second, my real passion is football with the mighty Sheffield Wednesday being my team of choice. Of course following the Owls leaves me no choice than to finish with my favourite colour, blue (it would have been blue and white but I was told I couldn’t have two colours)!

Contact John today on 07725 792 275 and find out how IKO Permatrack can help with your next roadway and civils project.