Our Story

IPS develops and manufactures Advanced Materials with a focus on Engineered Elastomers, Signature Materials and Biomedical Solutions.

1911

Founded in

8

Brands

17K+

SKUs

A Mission of Innovation

From our inception, IPS has led the way in the development of Advanced Materials focusing on Engineered Elastomers, Signature Materials and Biomedical Solutions.

1911

Company founded

1930s

Merral Family
acquires company

1981

Sanders Family
acquires company

May 2014

Integrated Polymer Solutions (IPS) formed Northern Engineering Sheffield (NES)
(founded 1983)
acquisition

July 2019

Arcline Investment Management
acquires company

December 2019

Icon Aerospace Technology
(founded 1963)
acquisition

August 2020

MAST Technologies
(founded 2009)
acquisition

February 2021

ABBA Roller
(founded 1959)
acquisition IRP Medical
(founded 1980)
acquisition

June 2021

Swift Textile Metalizing (STM)
(founded 1955)
acquisition

August 2021

Seal Science
(founded 1982)
acquisition

Our Mission

With our deep design engineering and manufacturing expertise, we enable our customers to provide quality OEM products efficiently to their customers.

Market Leaders. World-Class Solutions.

The IPS portfolio of market-leading brands provides world-class Advanced Materials from eight facilities across the US and the UK. Our primary business streams include Engineered Elastomers, Signature Materials and Biomedical Solutions. Led by experienced executives, each brand serves specific needs, but all share a culture of superior execution and customer service.

ABBA Roller

World Leader in Rubber and Chrome Rollers

Since 1959, ABBA Roller has been the world-leading provider of new and reconditioned, high-precision rubber and chrome.

The brand’s sole mission is to supply customers with the highest precision and tightest tolerances available for complete newly manufactured and reconditioned Rubber and Chrome Rollers.

With unmatched rubber chemistry and engineering capabilities, ABBA Roller leverages custom formulation designs to meet critical requirements and also provides in-house compounding of all elastomeric materials that are batch tested for quality and consistency in our Chemistry Laboratory.

For more information, visit: www.abbaroller.com.

Icon Aerospace Technology

Highly Engineered Bespoke Sealing and Rubber Hose Solutions

With roots tracing back to 1863, Icon Aerospace Technology specializes in innovative and technologically advanced engineered solutions in Aerospace and Defense markets. A technology-led brand, Icon Aerospace Technology is a world leader in highly engineered products utilizing Polymers for Sealing, Containment, Propulsion and Protection Systems worldwide. Solving complex technical challenges, the brand creates future-facing solutions which minimize weight and optimize performance and value for our customers.

For more information, visit: www.iconaerotech.com.

IRP Medical

Creative Solutions for Critical Problems

IRP Medical provides unparalleled Critical-To-Function Elastomeric solutions to complex problems. Since 1980, IRP Medical has been focused on liquid silicone and rubber molded engineered components for the Medical Device industry.

With ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration, the company offers scalable solutions using tested and proven molding and processing technology. An experienced engineering and tooling group allows customers to go from prototype to millions of parts—seamlessly achieving quality and volume targets.

For more information, visit: www.irpmedical.com.

MAST Technologies

Innovative Materials for Integrated Solutions

MAST Technologies designs, develops and manufactures innovative RF, Microwave and EMI-absorbing materials for integration into Defense and Commercial solutions. One of the few US-owned Design and Manufacturing Advanced Materials brands used for Military applications, MAST Technologies delivers a robust suite of materials offering Radar Cross Section Reduction, Thermal Protection and Electrical Conductivity for some of the most challenging Military environments. Whether the application requires materials to survive a jet fuel soak, to be corrosion resistant or to travel at supersonic speeds—MAST Technologies has a material that will fit the need.

For more information, visit: www.masttechnologies.com.

Northern Engineering Sheffield (NES)

Dedicated to Advancing Elastomeric Technologies  

Founded in 1983, NES has built a strong global reputation in advancing Elastomeric technologies for attractive markets such as Semiconductor, Medical, Energy and Power and Advanced Industrial.

A key partner for many major OEMs, NES provides effective solutions for a variety of engineering challenges, combining in-depth experience in working with Advanced Materials and a commitment to service and quality. Our trademarks, NCAP®, TECHNIFLATE® and Astra Seal®, provide assurance of the quality NES is renowned for. Purpose-built facilities, carefully planned to ensure efficient seamless production, mean that NES can offer scalable production—from single bespoke products to full-rate production.

For more information, visit: www.nes-ips.com.

Rubbercraft

A History of Achievement. A Future of Innovation.

With a legacy spanning 110 years, Rubbercraft is an advanced technology, full-capability Polymer solutions provider committed to exceeding customer expectations in Commercial Aerospace, Defense, Space and Industrial Markets.

Rubbercraft’s pedigree in precision-molded and Extruded Elastomeric products, including bonding combinations of materials such as Composite, Metal, Polymer Sheets such as Teflon®, and Fabrics with Elastomers, are second to none. Our customers benefit from our expertise in utilizing these combinations of materials to tailor the specific performance of the end-product in areas such as thermal expansion, stiffness, friction, toughness and even EMI properties.

Our extensive product range includes Aerodynamic seals, fireproof seals, inflatable canopy seals, flexible rubber connectors, space Ablatives, conductive (EMI) solutions and composite fabrication enabling (CFE).

For more information, visit: www.rubbercraft.com.

Seal Science

Custom-Engineered Seals and Gaskets

Seal Science is an industry leader in design engineering and precision manufacturing of materials and components for critical sealing applications and advanced technology systems. Seal Science provides cutting-edge technological solutions for mechanical and electrical systems; including structural subsystem design, signature management and electromechanical interference (EMI) shielding products.

For more information, visit:  www.sealscience.com.

Swift Textile Metalizing (STM)

Proudly Serving the Next Generation of Defense

STM has provided standard and customer conductive Fabrics for Aerospace, Defense and Commercial applications since 1955.

Offering the industry’s widest selection of Metalized Cloth Solutions, STM has extensive experience in engineering the right combination of Fabric and Metal Alloy. The brand’s EnCap process allows for a wide array of customized Fabric options including custom Metal Alloys, an extensive range of standard Fabrics and the ability to develop fully custom Fabric construction and coatings. The right Alloy can be combined with a range of woven, non-woven and knits in sizes from 1/2-inch to 100-inch widths.

Fabrics may support reflective applications where rigid materials do not work.

For more information, visit: www.swift-textile.com.

Our Leadership Team

Richard McManus

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McManus has more than 30 years of Aerospace management experience in global enterprises. He is responsible for determining the strategic direction and leading the execution of IPS’s key profitable growth initiatives as well as full P&L and balance sheet accountability. Previous experience includes President of QRP (subsidiary of Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing), President and CEO of Joined Alloys, Executive VP of Sargent Aerospace and Defense, and VP of Sales and Marketing for Alcoa Fastening Systems.

Laura Siegal

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Siegal has over 30 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures for public, private, and private-equity companies. She leads our financial operations and performance, focusing on the company’s capital structure, financial planning and analysis, risk management, and treasury. Her previous experience includes CFO and Partner for Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm; CFO for NEOTech; and Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Tony Guy

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Guy has over 30 years of aerospace and aircraft experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management, Operations, and Business Leadership & Management.  He has extensive knowledge, experience, and passion for Operations and Operations Management which he brings to IPS. Previous experience as EVP Safran Cabin, Division COO Zodiac Aerospace, and multisite VP/GM C&D Zodiac.

Leigh Munsell

Vice President Business Development

Mr. Munsell has been with IPS for more than 28 years and currently leads the global sales and business development strategy for the company. He has served in leadership positions at IPS for more than 25 years.

Lasse Ostergaard

Vice President Marketing

Mr. Ostergaard has more than 23 years of extensive and global experience in Aerospace, Defense and Space markets leading strategic growth initiatives, both organically and through acquisition. At IPS, he is responsible for the further development of market opportunities and continued strategic growth. Previously, he served in strategic leadership roles at Avantus Aerospace, FMH Aerospace, Eaton Aerospace, GKN Aerospace and Lucas Aerospace.

George Ward

Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy

Mr. Ward leads identification, diligence and execution of M&A opportunities at IPS, in addition to developing and executing key organic growth initiatives. He has more than 10 years of experience both in-house as a private equity investor and as a management consultant. Mr. Ward most recently worked as a Senior Manager at Bain & Company, where he specialized in growth strategy development and private equity due diligence.

Caroline Mounir

Vice President Engineering

Ms. Mounir has more than 25 years of engineering development expertise and is responsible for leading the company’s engineering development. Previous experience includes leadership roles in Flight Controls & Hydraulic Systems Architecture Development at Parker Aerospace and Systems Integration & Design Engineering at Dornier, Dassault and Bombardier.

David Beare

Vice President, IPS Europe

Mr. Beare has more than 30 years of experience in business and financial management for public and private-equity-held companies. He has held roles in the UK and the US where he was previously CFO of IPS charged with the sale of IPS and the subsequent acquisition of Icon Aerospace Technology. Mr. Beare returned to the UK in 2020 to become the VP and Managing Director of the UK-based operations of IPS, namely NES and Icon Aerospace Technology. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and held a number of board positions at AMG Superalloys before joining IPS in 2014.

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