He takes over from Michael McNeley, the company’s previous US representative, and whose work was very much appreciated during his 20- plus years with the group.

Mr Jowett joins the Imal-Pal Group with a long experience in manufacturing, project, service, engineering and sales management.

Working with large companies on major projects he developed special solutions and the equipping of complete factories.

From its offices in Georgia the Imal-Pal Group will continue to provide all its existing and future customers with the best possible service and will handle all the requirements of the group which is made up of Imal, Pal and Globus.

Globus is the most recent company to join the group in 2012 and strengthens Imal-Pal to serve even better the specialist needs of manufacturers of wood based panels.