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New General Manager for Garside Sands

Leading construction materials supplier, Aggregate Industries has appointed Tom Wise as the new General Manager for the organisation’s specialist sands division – Garside Sands.

Tom has worked at Aggregate Industries for more than 15 years and he brings a wealth of experience from his previous business improvement and management roles across a number of different divisions, including; Aggregates, Readymix, and Asphalt, and outside of the Company in Recycling and Waste Management.

Commenting on his appointment, Tom said: “Garside Sands is a fantastic business, it is an honour to be given this opportunity to take over the leadership of the division. Having been part of the Aggregate Industries family for the best part of two decades, I know how important the division is to the business and I’m looking forward to working with the team and getting involved with the amazing projects that they deliver.”

Garside Sands Commercial Manager, Clive Martin welcomed Tom to his new role. “We are delighted to have Tom join the team at Leighton Buzzard. Tom is well known across Aggregate Industries and he has an excellent reputation for delivering success. Tom’s knowledge, skills and passion will be key ingredients in leading the further development of this important and successful business.”

Garside Sands range of natural silica sands have a high silica content, typically above 95 per cent, making the sand hard-wearing with low attrition rates, and its ‘sub-angular to rounded’ grain shape and a naturally occurring colour range from white through to yellow and brown make it suitable for a range of applications including water filtration, industrial manufacturing and sports amelioration.

Garside’s sands are washed and technically graded from a variety of coarse, medium, fine, and very fine sands, and can also be mixed with a range of soils and peats to create landscape and divot mixes.
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