Global airport runway specialist Jointline has appointed Matt Ragless head of airfield lining, grooving and distribution centres

Matt Ragless joins Jointline from Lincolnshire-based BESA Group, where he was head of operations. Prior to that he was operations manager for TMAK Construction, and previously a contracts project manager for Education Business Partnership.

Jointline has three main divisions; highways; airfield lining/grooving/internal lining; and construction. Annual turnover for the current financial year is approaching £20m. The Lincolnshire-headquartered Jointline has undertaken renovation and improvement works at every major civilian airport in the UK as well as runways across continental Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.

Ragless has been appointed to lead a team of 20 experienced technicians, ensuring projects are programmed and delivered to schedule. He will also undertake the commercial aspects of running the department.

“Jointline is already known across the industry, but new investment in technology, machinery and people at every level of the business is creating a new buzz. It’s a really exciting time to join such a brilliant team. We hope 2024 will be a year of ‘firsts’ as we put ourselves in the running for larger, more technically complex projects, while making significant inroads into the distribution centre market,” said Ragless.

Jointline’s recent projects include runway grooving for Stansted Airport, and Shannon Airport in County Clare, Ireland.

Matt Ragless
Matt Ragless Jointline