Jon Walton appointed as Aliva UK’s East Region Project Manager

Aliva UK is continuing to expand its national workforce with the appointment of industry expert Jon Walton as Project Manager for the East of England and Scotland.

With more than 16 years’ experience gleaned in the building envelope requirements for leading projects across the country, Jon joins Aliva UK to support its national growth in the design, manufacture and supply of ventilated facades and external wall insulation systems.

Jon has previously held senior positions for Benx Group, Intelligent Steel, and Shepherd Group (Portakabin), bringing knowledge of a wide range of cladding systems across a strong portfolio of past projects including St John’s Gardens (Manchester), Ruth Gorse Academy (Leeds), and various works on the Essex County Council Schools Programme.

Jon will work alongside Phil Dempsey and Chris Lawrence who were recently appointed to Aliva UK as project managers for the North and Scotland, and the West Midlands, South West and South Wales, respectively.

His role at Aliva UK will integrate his proven track record in the delivery of load-bearing SFS panels and through wall systems consisting of sheathing boards, rainscreen cladding, external wall insulation (EWI), render, and brick slips.

Backed by six decades of Italian flair from its parent company, Aliva UK offers architectural expertise to add verve to building developments across the country, with its design and engineering solutions complemented by a complete façade suite of specialist products.

James Ormerod, managing director for Aliva UK, said:

Jon is warmly welcomed to the Aliva UK family as we continue to build a pipeline of major new projects across the country despite the sector-wide challenges that have been presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Jon’s appetite to work with our leading range of high-end architectural products alongside his great knowledge of curtain walling and building envelopes will be particularly valuable; especially as the business seeks to support architects and building contractors to pivot back towards growth and respond effectively to the Government’s intent for construction and infrastructure investment to be at the heart of the post COVID-19 recovery plan.”