BULK systems specialist Matcon, which is headquartered in Evesham, has a new finance director.

Israr Ghulam has joined the company on Vale Park Industrial Estate to succeed Stephen Ball, who took over as managing director earlier this year. Mr Ghulam will manage his duties alongside his other position as finance and site director of Gast Europe in Redditch, which is also part of the IDEX Corporation.

He said: "Joining the Matcon team is an exciting challenge and I am looking forward to working with the wider team as well as combining this role with my existing position at Gast Europe."

An experienced finance professional, Mr Ghulam has extensive corporate experience and joined IDEX in November 2014, having previously worked as finance director for Eaton, a power management solutions provider. This role involved the overseeing of finance functions across two manufacturing sites, one in the West Midlands and another in France. Prior to this, he held a finance position at Mettler-Toledo, a supplier of Matcon.

Mr Ghulam will be responsible for all elements of the finance function for Matcon and will ensure the company's finance team evolves in tandem with its business growth initiatives.

Matcon specialise in providing intermediate bulk container systems for handling and processing powders, granules, tablets and capsules. Its unique cone valve technology has a world-wide reputation built on 35 years of experience across the food, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.