Key Personnel

Every member of HMG Paints team are key personnel and it's their passion for paint which makes us the company we are, below you can find out more about our directors.


John Falder

John Falder

Managing Director

John has been Managing Director since 1992 and has worked within HMG since 1976.

A graduate in chemistry and marine biology from Bangor University and a Licentiate from the Royal Institute of Chemistry, John is President of the British Coatings Federation and Chairman of the Vehicle Refinish Group and the Industrial Coatings Council of the BCF (British Coatings Federation).

John is also a local authority (Manchester) School Governor and Chairman of the School Finance Group.

Jonathan Falder

Jonathan Falder

Special Projects Director

Jonathan is the 4th Generation of the Falder family to join the HMG Paints Board of Directors.

Since joining the business in 2005 Jonathan has worked across every area of HMG from production to sales gaining a breadth of experience. Jonathan has an extensive technical background having formulated many of HMG’s current paint systems. An associate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and an education ambassador for the coatings industry, he spent 6 years in India working on joint venture TitanHMG and runs the HMG nanomaterials team and special projects team.

Steve Crossman

Steve Crossman

Business Development Director

Steve is Business Development Director at HMG Paints Ltd and has worked for the company since 1984.

Steve completed an MSc in Manufacturing Leadership from Lancaster University Management School,

Steve was also Technical Manager for seven years and has vast experience of working in the Marketing, Sales, and Laboratory departments of the company.

Danny Cleary

Danny Cleary

Sales Director

Danny became HMG's Sales Director in August 2011 and is in control of HMG's sales force.

He joined HMG Paints in 1997 and through his time here has worked as various different roles within the sales department.

Joining HMG’s operations board in July 2008 Danny then went on to receive a merit in his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Manchester Metropolitan University.

John Fenton

John Fenton

Personnel Director

John is HMG’s Personnel Director and is responsible for personnel and maintenance, overseas business development and select account management.

John has now been with HMG over 20 years and is an acting member of the board of directors.

Len Hutton

Len Hutton

Production Director

Len celebrated 40 years working at HMG in 2014 and became Production Director that year.

From its inception Len has been part of the Operations Board and in 1988 he launched HMG’s ever expanding colour library. He has developed mixing schemes that are now seen across site and our distributor network including the market leading UNIT Lite Tinting System.

Mike Jennings

Mike Jennings

Director of Finance

Mike joined HMG Paints in 2020 and provides a wealth of experience having operated at board level for over 18 years across a number of industries. Years of managing high performing teams also make Mike the perfect fit for HMG and our ambitious strategies.

As a previous finalist at the North West Finance Awards for SME Finance Director of the year, Mike brings strong management skills with a diligent approach to accountancy.

Steve Hutton

Steve Hutton

Director

Steve Hutton joined HMG Paints in 2001 and is the third generation of the Hutton family to work at HMG.

Steve’s experience of many HMG departments including the Colour Laboratory, Quality Control, several manufacturing departments, Warehousing and Logistics, and then more recently, Production Planning give him the perfect background to manage the Operations within HMG.

Area Champions

Below are the contact details and information on HMG Staff who are business area champions.


Ashley Wallen

Ashley Wallen

Powder Coatings Sales

Ashley works alongside HMG's Powder Coatings customers to support their business by providing product advice and recommendations across a number of industries including street furniture, alloy wheels, architectural and industiral powder coatings.

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Matt Parsons HMG Paints

Matt Parsons

Rail Applications Manager & Technical support

Matt leads HMG's rail applicaitons division but also works closely with HMG's customers and partners to provide expert technical advice, system development and training across other industries including Commercial Vehicle, Industrial and Defence.

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Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Industrial Sales Manager

With over 30 years of experience at HMG Paints, Paul leads the companies Industrial Sales and works alongside OEM's, refinishers and Industrial companies to ensure the supplied system is suitable for their requirements.

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Paul McGuinness HMG Paints Ireland Manager

Paul McGuinness

Sales & Technical Manager Ireland

Paul has a vast knowledge of paints and coatings and is responsible for HMG's business in Ireland working closely with Distributors and OEM's.

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Roger Blinco

South East Technical Sales Manager

Working alongisde HMG's distributors and customers in the South East of England Roger covers all aspects of HMG's paint portfolio and works closely with customers to ensure they recieve the perfect paint system for their needs.

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