Tyman management committee

The Tyman Management Committee (“TMC”) comprises the senior executive management of the Group.

Jo Hallas

Jo Hallas

Chief Executive Officer

Jo Hallas joined Tyman as Chief Executive in 2019. She has extensive international management experience in the global industrial and consumer sectors, having held leadership roles in Spectris plc, Invensys plc, the Bosch Group and Procter & Gamble. Jo has lived and worked in Germany, the USA and Asia. She is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MBA.

Jason Ashton

Jason Ashton

Chief Financial Officer

Jason joined Tyman on 29 April 2019 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 9 May 2019.  His career in large international public manufacturing-based businesses includes significant experience of commercial finance, M&A, investor relations and tax and treasury functions.  Jason is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Kevin O’Connell

Kevin O’Connell

Group Financial Controller, Treasurer and Company Secretary

Kevin O’Connell joined Tyman as Group Financial Controller in February 2008. Prior to this, he worked at Datamonitor plc from July 2005 as group financial controller and company secretary. He has many years’ experience working in a plc head office environment. He is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with PwC.

Bob Burns

Bob Burns

President - AmesburyTruth

Bob Burns was appointed President of AmesburyTruth in June 2019. Prior to this, Bob was President of Ashland from 2013, which was acquired by AmesburyTruth, a Division of Tyman plc in March 2018.  During this time he achieved a significant improvement in financial and operational performance.  From 2000 to 2012, Bob was Chief Operating Officer for Atrium Windows, an OEM which represented $1bn of revenue at its peak in 2007 prior to the US housing market downturn. Earlier in his career, he was VP Operations for Baldwin Hardware, a division of Masco.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – AmesburyTruth

Jeff Johnson was appointed Chief Financial Officer of AmesburyTruth in January 2015. He was previously treasurer and vice president of investor relations for NYSE-traded Deluxe Corp. He began his career at KPMG. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his MBA from London Business School.

Darren Waters

Darren Waters

Chief Executive Officer – ERA

Darren Waters joined ERA in March 2012. He has a strong background in the building products sector. Having graduated in chemistry from the University of Nottingham, he spent the early part of his career with Mobil Oil Corporation before moving on to senior management positions with RMC Group and Tarmac. As Chief Executive Officer of ERA, he is responsible for developing the Group’s brands within the UK and Irish markets.

Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Chief Financial Officer – ERA

Mark Turner joined ERA in 2014. A graduate of the University of Leicester and a qualified Chartered Accountant, he has experience in finance director and general management roles in subsidiaries of Caparo and Associated British Foods. He was previously finance director at SPS Technologies Ltd in Leicester.

Peter Santo

Peter Santo

Chief Executive Officer – SchlegelGiesse

Peter Santo joined the Group in January 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of SchlegelGiesse. Previous roles include senior management positions with Pilkington plc, BP Chemicals, Sentrachem Ltd (South Africa) and Kingspan Group. Mr Santo has a degree in chemical engineering.

Mark Horobin

Mark Horobin

Chief Financial Officer – SchlegelGiesse

Mark Horobin joined SchlegelGiesse in April 2017. Mr Horobin was previously vice president finance for Total Safety, a leading global provider of safety services and equipment, based in Dubai. Prior to that he held several finance director positions for SPX. He is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with KPMG.