Kingspan Solar has opened a new office in Jessup, Baltimore, as part of its effort to expand its global reach to potential customers in the US and Canada.
It is the solar heating firm's fifth office, in addition to sites in the UK, Northern Ireland, Germany and Italy.
Jeff Tomlinson has been appointed vice president of sales, North America with responsibility for expanding the business in the US and Canadian markets. Seamus Cussen is the business development manager, North America.
Kingspan Solar's head office is based in Bangor, Co.Down in Northern Ireland. The firm's marketing manager Sara Magee said: 'It was evident that there was a huge opportunity to introduce Kingspan Solar's leading range of solar technology to the US market given its potentially vast customer base'.
Kingspan Solar will promote its existing products in the US, including Thermomax solar thermal vacuum tube collectors, Thermomax FS flat plate panels, Kingspan Climate solar cooling systems and Kingspan Tribune hot water cylinders.
Kingspan Solar is part of Kingspan Renewables, established in 2007, when the Kingspan Group acquired the Thermomax brand of solar vacuum tubes.