Electrolube, the manufacturer of specialist chemicals for the electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries, has announced the appointment of Alistair Little as Global Business / Technical Director for the Resins Division. He will take up his position at the beginning of January 2016.
The appointment represents an important strategic move for Electrolube, as the company continues to strengthen its expert teams across each of its divisions. Alistair will progress the development of the encapsulation projects handled by the company and will work closely with both the Worldwide and European specific teams on new opportunities. A team of chemists will work alongside Alistair to develop innovative resin and encapsulation solutions that will enhance Electrolube’s position as a key global supplier.
Alistair joins Electrolube from Gurit (UK) where he held a senior development position. He has extensive experience of working within ISO 9000, 14001 and 18001 accredited systems and an exemplary track record of leading teams involved in the development of new adhesives and sealants, based on two- component formulations for the civil engineering and transport industries.
His technical capabilities cover a broad range of related chemistries, including benzoxazine and phenolic resins for high-temperature applications; epoxy, epoxy meth/acrylate, urethane meth/acrylate, silane terminated polymer, polyurethane and unsaturated polyester systems. Alistair is an expert in vinyl ester resin systems and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Commenting on his new role, Alistair said: “It’s an exciting time to join Electrolube, as the company seeks to strengthen its divisional technical teams. I get a keen sense of the company’s ambition to become a major global player in this industry and I look forward to heading up a superb team of experts within the Resins Division, and with whom I hope to develop innovative new products for existing and prospective customers.”
Ron Jakeman, Group Managing Director of Electrolube, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Alistair to our team as we continue to invest in providing the market with the very latest advances in resin and encapsulation technologies. Alistair’s extensive experience and in-depth knowledge will undoubtedly strengthen Electrolube’s position and credibility within one of our key product groupings. This is yet another step we have taken to ensure that we have formidable industry experts heading up each of our World Class divisions.”
Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing. Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids. The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company. Electrolube is represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.