LONDON - The UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints is further expanding its sales force in two growing business areas. The company has appointed Steve Pellatt as the new Decorative Business Area Manager and David Leverton as an Industrial Sales Representative.

Pellatt has previously worked as a Decorative Business Area Manager at Jotun Paints where he was responsible for sales and specification. His decorative coatings experience stretches back even further with 22 years at Akzo Nobel as its National Specification Manager for the Sikkens brand. Pellatt has worked in an array of sectors including working with local authorities, social housing trusts and architects. Pellatt will be tasked with growing market share and brand awareness for the company’s decorative coatings portfolio.

Leverton will be focusing on business development in Yorkshire and the North East. HMG has long supplied the industrial coatings marketplace and distributed to customers across the globe. With over two decades of technical experience in the automotive coatings sector, Leverton hopes to bring his knowledge from working at two of HMG’s long-standing distributors, Movac and Carlac, to further grow brand awareness for HMG.