A qualified polymer technologist with 35 years experience in
marketing/product/business development and staff training in the polymer
industry. An expert in polymer materials, design, processing and environmental
concerns who has extensive knowledge of, and contacts in the UK and
continental European Polymers Industry.
Fluent in English, Polish and German
Based in Manchester (Born in Poland,
bred in Cheshire).
Consultant to the organisations listed
below, (1998 - Present)
Institute of Materials - Materials Information Service
Institute of Materials - Membership Team
MatKTN - Faraday Plastics
North of England Plastics Processing Consortium
Bradford Univ Centre of Industrial Cooperation - Industrial
Manchester Metropolitan Centre of Excellence in Polymer
Institute of Materials, Manager of the
Environet 2000 project, (1997 - 1998)
The European funded project was designed to develop
environmental awareness and promote action in small and medium size
enterprises with a budget of £125,000 and a staff of two Project Officers and
two Consultants. Environmentally driven savings achieved were £0.6M.
BASF plc Plastics Division, Market
Development Manager, (1976 - 1997)
Following product and language training at BASF Ludwigshafen
I took charge of the UK market development and technical service group which
had responsibility for the business development and technical service for the
whole range of BASF thermoplastics. This ultimately led to the establishment
of a Technical Centre with a staff of four and extensive laboratory
From 1990-1995, my specific interest was the development of
business at the Japanese transplants particularly with Nissan and Toyota.
During the last three years my responsibility was the
development of business in Automotive / Telectronics / Packaging sectors
taking advantage of the recently evolved environmental pressures /
As part of the market development activities, I established
strong contacts with the British Plastics Federation, Institute of Materials
and the British Polymer Training Association.
Key achievements are listed below.
Establishment of a UK Plastics Division Technical Centre
Development of £3M business with Japanese transplants
New application development including the Nylon
Wheeltrim (Ford) / Nylon Stacker Bar (Tesco) / Transparent ABS Vacuum Cleaner
(Dyson) / PBT Door Handle (Ford)
Successful management of sales / development teams
Technical conference presentations/discussions in German
Chairman of the British Plastics Federation Environment
and Auto Recycling Task Force
Member of the Institute of Materials Council and Polymer
Chairman of the Manchester Polymer Group.
WCB Plastics Ltd., Production
Engineering Manager, (1974 - 1976)
My prime responsibility was the establishment of
manufacturing standards and the required operator training for the main
production process of injection moulding. This included the setting up of a
product testing laboratory and relevant staff training modules.
Shell Chemical Company, Technical
Service Engineer, (1965 - 1974)
Following extensive product and practical industry training
(one year secondment to a major processor) I joined the technical service team
responsible for technical support to customers in the injection moulding
sector. The principle products covered were Polystyrene I Polypropylene / High
density Polyethylene and expanded Polystyrene.
Apart from customer, involvement the team was also
responsible for process development. The studies I managed led to the
development of the patented Shell Structural Moulding Process and also a
process for the extrusion of foamed thermoplastics.
Scientist - 2005
Engineer - 1989
Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining - 1975
and Technology of Polymers - Aston University 1965
Chemistry - Leeds University 1963
12 Massey House, 181 Brooklands Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33
Tel: 0161 969 6355
Fax: 0161 282 3511
Mobile: 07971 443 354