Meet the team

Our experienced commercial team has a wealth of technical expertise and market knowledge. With our comprehensive product portfolio and excellent supplier relations, we strive to be a solution provider for the technical issues you may encounter.

Our team at Ravago Chemicals UK has the tools to offer comprehensive support to our customers, to ensure we have the technical knowledge required to provide specialist formulation assistance alongside exemplary logistics and quality products.

  • Gary Ogden LinkedIn

    Managing Director

    Gary has spent the vast majority of his career thus far, working in the global speciality chemicals market. His experience is wide and covers business leadership/management, sales, marketing and technical (problem solving).

    Outside of business, Gary is involved in local football (coaching and administration) and has a passion for fly-fishing. His 5 year-old Border Terrier ensures that he sees plenty of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside.

  • Anthony Pickford LinkedIn

    Business Manager

    Anthony has built up 20+ years experience in the polymer industry with particular focus on 2-part, thermosetting systems. During this time, he has fulfilled technical and commercial management roles with emphasis on business development.

    Away from work, Anthony is a lifelong Stockport County fan with a passion for marine fishkeeping and the natural world in general. He is another dog-owning member of the team, but above all a family man with four children to keep him busy!

  • Simon Parsons LinkedIn

    Business Manager

    With over 25 years’ global experience in chemical / polymer industries, Simon is a real asset to Ravago Chemicals UK. Since graduating he has worked in both technical and commercial roles, including product management and sales & marketing, and this is what enables him to deliver invaluable help and advice to our customers and principals.

    As a keen sportsman, Simon plays and coaches cricket in his spare time. During the winter months he is an avid supporter of Northampton Town Football Club.

  • Stephen Irons LinkedIn

    Technical Sales Manager

    Stephen has worked in the coatings industry for over a decade having started his work experience in paint at 14. After starting in the development of industrial and specialist aerospace coatings, he has made strides in the commercial world across the broader coatings industry.

    Outside of work Stephen is a an avid music fan seeking to hone his guitar and vocal talents. When he isn’t strumming or wailing he enjoys playing squash, learning to play golf or sampling the local tap house.

    Stephen is also a tutor for the BCF Coating Training Institute.

  • Ruth Masterton

    Sales & Marketing Associate

    Some would say Ruth is the glue that keeps everything together – and they’d be right! Based at our office in Fordham, Cambridgeshire, she is the main point of contact for all marketing activities, including product literature, website, exhibitions and all communications. Ruth has recently expanded the sales aspect of her role and has taken up direct customer responsibility.

    Ruth loves to travel and her priority is to tick every box on her destination wish list.

  • Helena Easton

    Business Support - Finance & HR

    Also based at our office in Fordham, Cambridgeshire, Helena is responsible for all finance, credit and personnel/HR tasks. 2017 has been a busy and exciting year for Helena, who recently tied-the-knot with her new Husband Duncan. With the spare time that is available, Helena and Duncan are involved in property development.

  • Melissa Woodbridge

    Customer Service Representative

    Known as Millie in the office and is responsible for making sure all customer orders are dealt with efficiently and accurately. In doing this, she places all stock and principal orders, ensuring our service levels remain at the highest level.

    Millie’s hobbies include motorsports and keeping animals, boasting the most varied array of pets out of all of us, including rabbits, lizards and a tarantula.