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PBI Performance Products has made two new appointments to its international team.

Dave Webb, who was Chief Fire Officer of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service for 14 years, joins as a consultant and will work with the UK team, as well as supporting development in new markets, such as India.

Carmelo Robles as a consultant supporting the company’s operations in Spain and brings over 20 years of experience working with fire and rescue services in Spain and Portugal, with specialist knowledge of technical and specialist fabrics and high visibility tapes. He replaces Ricardo Pinero Brotons who has retired after 10 years of service with the company.

Iain Callaghan, Director of International Sales and marketing at PBI said:
“We are delighted that Dave and Carmelo have joined the team. They will support our international growth plans as demand for PBI fabrics continues to increase around the world. They bring many years of specialist experience in their fields which will be of significant benefit to our customers. We are also very grateful to Ricardo for his commitment and dedication to PBI over the years and wish him a very happy retirement”

PBI fabrics are renowned for their exceptional flame resistance and thermal protection from radiant heat. They are favoured by firefighters around the world.

All PBI outer fabrics including PBI Gold, PBI Matrix, PBI Max, Gemini XTL, Titan 1260 and X55 are lightweight and strong and achieve high flame resistance. They will not become brittle, shrink or break open when exposed to flame and high temperatures.