Advanced materials company, First Graphite Limited (“FGR” or “the Company”) (ASX: FGR) is pleased to advise a significant step forward in the building of its graphene expertise, with the appointment of Dr. Andy Goodwin as a consultant to the Company.
For the last five years Dr. Goodwin has been Business Director, Advanced Materials Division, at Thomas Swan & Co. Limited, in Consett, UK. Thomas Swan and Co., a private company, is one of the leading graphene companies based in the UK. Dr. Goodwin has been primarily responsible for development and commercialisation of graphene products. Not only will Dr. Goodwin be of great assistance to First Graphite as it prepares to take its products to the market, but his location in the UK will give the Company a valuable presence and capability in the important, expanding market for graphene in Europe.
Prior to joining Thomas Swan Dr. Goodwin was the Global Science & Technology Manager – Solar, for Dow Corning Corporation, in the USA. Dr. Goodwin has a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and an MTE Diploma from the International Institute for Management Development Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Goodwin will take up his position with the Company in early October 2017.
Commenting on this appointment, FGR’s Managing Director Craig McGuckin said.
“We are very pleased to have Andy joining our team. I believe his decision to join FGR validates the approach we have taken to progressing our advanced materials projects and IP. Andy has proven leadership capabilities with global teams and a successful track record of delivering results in both corporate and small business environments. His being based in the UK will be particularly helpful in assisting with working with our European and UK based clients.
The board welcomes Andy to our growing team and looks forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”
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