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Meet the Board: New Board of Directors Announced for 2016-2017

Thanks to all who came along to our Annual General Meeting last week at the University of Manchester. It was great to see so many of you there!

At the AGM we announced our new Board of Directors for 2016-2017. Five directors were voted on to the Board by Composites UK members to serve a two year term. Chris Little of Consuta Training, Barry Delaney of Menzolit and John Toner of Teledyne CML were current Board Directors who were re-elected. These have been joined by two new additions by way of Chris Taylor of Axon Automotive and Scott Tolson of Sigmatex.

The full Composites UK Board of Directors for 2016 – 2017 stands as follows;

  • Chairman: Andrew Dugmore, TRB Lightweight Structures
  • Vice Chairman & Financial Director: Paul Collier, Hexion CCT
  • Communications Director: Ben Wilson, MPM Ltd
  • Research Director: Peter Chivers, National Composites Centre
  • Training Director: Chris Little, Consuta Ltd
  • Clara Frias, AMRC
  • Faye Smith, Avalon Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Chris Taylor, Axon Automotive
  • Barry Delaney, Menzolit
  • Scott Tolson, Sigmatex
  • John Toner, Teledyne CML

Here's a little information about Chris Taylor and Scott Tolson, our new additions...

Chris Taylor is the Managing Director of Axon Automotive and Director of Far-UK. He has been involved in the composites industry since 2008 and has experience in training, health and safety, composite design & analysis, finance, planning and manufacture. Chris has experience of both large and small organisations and is passionate about low-cost composites for high-volume applications, particularly for the automotive sector.

Scott Tolson is the Group CEO at Sigmatex where he focusses on the strategic direction of the company, maintaining strong alliances with carbon-fibre manufacturers. He oversees the coordination and control of significant investments in research & development, technologies and expansions in manufacturing capacities. Scott has been working in composites businesses since 1988.

We would like to thank Neil Appleton of Water Environmental Treatment Limited and Mike Hitchen of Coats PLC who this year retired from their Board Director positions to concentrate on other projects. Their input and support has been instrumental in where we are today.

We look forward to welcoming Chris and Scott to their first Board meeting in June.



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