Peter Swanson is Managing Director of Intertronics, a supplier of adhesives, coatings, sealants and equipment for manufacturing and technology applications. He founded the company in 1979, and has vast experience in assisting manufacturers to achieve productivity enhancement and performance improvement through the selection of adhesive materials and equipment. Outside of the office, Peter is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, mentoring small businesses to help them achieve growth.
Technical Director at Colloids Ltd with substantial international experience. Strong marketing (Fellow of the Institute of Materials, minerals and mining, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing), business development and operational experience, L6S Green Belt. Considerable Merger and Acquisition experience as well as licensing technology. Background in engineering (professional Chartered Engineer and Eur Ing) with a PhD in polymer engineering.
Site and Technical Manager
Site & Technical Manager at Colloids Ltd with over 25 years in new product development of polymers, working within the masterbatch and compounding sectors. Graham has worked with manufacturers, specifiers and OEM brands providing technical polymer solutions to improve the aesthetics and or functionality of products.
Dr. Aphrodite Tomou
Working as the Technical Manager for Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd. Identifying and introducing Innovative Materials, while providing technical support to customers and the Company. Holding a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering as well as two Masters in Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanocomposites and Metal Thin Films. Embracing a diverse background in Materials Science, specifically in synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, 2D, metals and ceramics materials.
Witspire Technology Ltd
Mr. George Thirlaway has 30 years of professional automotive experience, which spans from consulting, project and design management. Mr. Thirlaway is a trained automotive interior engineer having acquired his apprenticeship as a precision toolmaker at Electrolux and later on projects at Black and Decker, Ikeda Hover, Nissan Sunderland, SAIC, McLaren, JLR, JCB and Magna Interior Systems Ltd. He currently is Chairman of WEE/3 Welding of thermoplastic moulded components and committee member of MTE/12 Tools for pressing and moulding and Director of Witspire Technology Ltd. Mr Thirlaway has helped create and deliver two key standards BS 89100 and BS 89250 in plastic welding/joining over the last four years.
Technical Manager - R&D Projects
Dimitris Karnakis (PhD, Hull University) is Technical Manager for R&D Projects at Oxford Lasers Ltd (UK) having previously held the positions of Applications Engineer and Project Leader for laser micromachining systems since 2003. He is responsible for collaborative research and technology development for advanced laser micro/nanofabrication applications. Dimitris has 28 years’ experience in laser technology having previously worked at Exitech Ltd (Oxford), Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Osaka) and Hull University (Hull). He presents frequently at international conferences (> 116 papers) in the field of laser applications and referees regularly for optical engineering journals.