IDS recruits new Technical Services Manager

Specialist surface materials distributor IDS has appointed Steve Ball as its new Technical Services Manager.

Steve is responsible for providing technical support and training for IDS’s product portfolio including flooring, worktops, bathroom wall panelling and solid surface, as well as sinks and taps. He steps into the role following the retirement of Tony Locke after 30 years’ service with IDS.

With a career spanning 20 years, Steve spent 12 years with McD Marketing supporting the company’s solid surface products. Most recently he was employed as Bushboard’s National Training Manager/ Technical Support where he spent seven years in a role that involved delivering installation training on worktops, solid surface and quartz, as well as the Nuance bathroom wall panelling system which he delivered to many of IDS’s customers.

Steve will report to Andy Sutton, Commercial Director at IDS, who says: “Steve brings with him a wealth of experience in surface materials, installation and technical services, together with a strong knowledge of IDS’s product ranges and our customers, all of which will allow him to play a valuable role supporting the commercial team and our ever-growing product portfolio.”

For more information contact IDS: 0845 7 298 298, or web:

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