Special Piping Materials, the leading stockholder of pipes, fittings and flanges has appointed Alex Forth as the new General Manager of the company’s subsidiary in Singapore. Alex, who has worked with the group for seven years in the UK, will initially focus on improving and streamlining the company’s sale processes.
Alex’s overall objective is to drive the growth of Special Piping Materials in the South-east Asian region, while overseeing major projects and strengthening existing and new client relationships.
He is also targeted at achieving the sought-after ISO 9001:2008 certification of excellence which will ensure the quality of the company’s management systems, and reinforce its commitment to both clients and stakeholders.
Alex has extensive experience of the oil and gas market, as well as in-depth knowledge of Special Piping Materials, having been an integral member of the sales and procurement team for seven years. During his time with the company he has managed project work on a global scale while working closely with the company’s international network of offices and agents. He was also fundamental in setting up the thriving Special Piping Materials office in Dubai, quickly positioning it as the leading duplex and super duplex stockholder in the area.
Special Piping Materials was founded in 1989 and, over the past 25 years, has established itself as a market leader, growing from a single office in Manchester, UK to a global network of seven sales offices and warehouses across five continents.
The Singaporean division of the business was established in 2005 and, over the last decade, has gained a reputation for quality, efficiency and versatility. It is also the leading stockholder and distributor of duplex, super duplex and exotic piping materials in the South-east Asian region.
Les Buckley, Founder and Group Managing Director of Special Piping Materials, has expressed his delight with the appointment, saying: “Alex has proven that he is an exceptional client account manager, with an impressive track record for delivering project work and consistent solutions to our global client base.”
“His combined knowledge of the market and our business is second to none. This means he is the ideal person to work with our existing team in Singapore to develop the company’s performance throughout the Southeast Asian market, and take our offering in the area to the next level.”
Commenting on his appointment, Alex said: “I intend to ensure that the quality and management of all our systems matches the quality of the products that we sell. By working closely with our client base and our trusted network of agents across the region I am confident that the business can grow within the oil and gas industry, as well as in previously unexplored markets. “