At its Annual General Meeting held on 10th May, Composites UK announced its Board of Directors for the 2017-18 period.
The Board of Directors comprises of 11 directors each serving a two year term of office. All Directors are from member companies and meet quarterly to plan the next steps of the Association.
Four positions were open for election this year, with nine applications received. Voting took place by members electronically before the AGM with an additional vote at the meeting to resolve a tie for the final place.
Re-elected on to the board this year were Prof. Peter Chivers, CEO of the National Composites Centre; Ben Wilson, Director at MPM and Dr. Clara Frias, Technical Lead (Composites) at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
Newly appointed is John Doyle, Managing Director at Millfield Composites Group. John has worked in a number of different sectors including industrial and leisure vehicles, marine, rail, construction and housebuilding, and is keen to ensure the voice of the SME remains built into the policy and decisions of the Association.
John replaces Paul Collier of Hexion CCT who has resigned from the Board. Composites UK would like to thank Paul for his four years of support and guidance, particularly in his role of Finance Director.
Composites UK would also like to acknowledge Andrew Dugmore who, although remains on the Board, steps down from his role of Chairman. Andrew was integral in the development and growth of the Association in this position which he held for three years.
Dr. Faye Smith of Avalon Consultancy Services has been elected by the Board into the Chairman role for the next year, and the Association looks forward to working with her as it exceeds 300 members.
The full list of Composites UK Board Directors for 2017-18 is as follows:
• Clara Frias, AMRC
• Chris Taylor, Axon Automotive
• Faye Smith, Avalon Consultancy Services Ltd
• Chris Little, Consuta Training
• Barry Delaney, Menzolit
• John Doyle, Millfield Composites Group
• Ben Wilson, MPM Ltd
• Peter Chivers, National Composites Centre
• Scott Tolson, Sigmatex
• John Toner, Teledyne CML
• Andrew Dugmore, TRB Lightweight Structures
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