Newcastle, UK-based Advanced Adhesives has expanded its technical sales team with the addition of Andrew Bates. He will provide sales support and technical service across Advanced Adhesives’ range, both internally and externally, working alongside the company’s other solutions providers. The role involves leading product testing in Advanced Adhesives’ applications center as well as visiting customers’ sites to provide support, advice, and training.

An adhesive application specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Bates previously worked for an adhesive distributor. “This is such an exciting opportunity for me, and I am delighted to join the team at Advanced,” he said. “As a manufacturer, Advanced can give me more involvement in adhesive applications testing rather than in my previous role where I was just advising on and distributing adhesive products. Advanced has an extremely broad and interesting customer base, both here in the UK and internationally. We can make a massive difference by being able to provide industry-leading testing in-house. This allows us to check that when used on our customers’ components, our adhesives are sound and proven.”

According to Graham Crozier, technical director, “We’re super pleased to welcome Andrew to the team.  With his technical experience, attention to detail and understanding of the market, he will be a great asset to the business, not only in helping to provide solutions and support to our customers, but in helping us to build on our achievements to date and take our technical support and expertise to a new level.”  

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