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Expert in Thermoforming and European, Middle Eastern and India Markets

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United Kingdom
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He has spent the majority of his working life in various countries and regions of the world. Lived in the USA throughout the 1980's Returned to live in the UK in 1991 and became European/Middle East and India director of USA company. spent majority of time travelling in those regions setting up local agents or direct companies. Working in different cultures and environments. Since joining SPE has had experience of organising different nationalities for conferences, events, seminars . Local negotiations with local governments, associations and various trade bodies. Have grown business for past employer in the various regions by large percentage increases. currently increasing activities for SPE in Turkey, United Arab Emirates, India and Eastern Europe.

He has been responsible for sales, marketing and services for Europe. India and Middle East since 1991. Have therefore organized conferences, exhibitions, sales promotions, agent appointments in all regions. Sales have increased by large amounts in the regions. Since joining SPE have been closely involved in setting up of the legal entity SPE Europe and the marketing of that, via associations with large trade organizations. Currently working on the Asia Pacific region in conjunction with people from USA, India and Australia.

Have set up various bodies such as the European Thermoforming division, SPE Europe and the latest which will be TAP (Thermoforming Asia Pacific).

In his role with Brown Machine, he was responsible for setting up agents in all the countries and regions he was responsible for and agreed contracts with all the accepted agents and suppliers.

Since 1991 he has worked not only for one of the major thermoforming machinery manufacturers in the world but has need to work with other companies who offered ancillary equipment for the processing of plastics, both extrusion and waste product. This has given him a wide knowledge of the industry equipment.

He is currently Senior Vice President of SPE, last year he was Treasurer and Vice President. Formally Chair of SPE Europe and before that Chair of SPE European Thermoforming division.

He is due to stand for election for President of SPE in October of 2008. The society has 20,000 members and is a global organization.

Since 1991 he has been involved in the thermoforming machinery market and from the early 1980's had been supplying materials to the industry. This has meant a 30+ year experience in the industry for both thin sheet packaging to thick sheet forming. He was the first person to introduce twin sheet rotary thermoforming to the European, Middle East and Indian markets and the machinery supplied and companies who purchased are still very strongly involved in that section of the market.




international marketing


international organization


plastics processing equipment


Society of the Plastics Industry



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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   MBA   Business   Bromley College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to





Managing Director


Consulting company for thermoforming+ product development+business development+market investigation and development plus mergers and acquisitions

1991 to 2003


Brown Machine LLC



European Director


Responsible for sales marketing service and development for Europe, Middle East and India for thermoforming machinery manufacturer.

1985 to 1991








Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Society of Plastics Engineers. Current senior vice president, formally treasurer, formally chair SPE Europe, formally chair of thermoforming division Europe.



Publications and Patents Summary

Current European contributing editor to plastics engineering, on editorial board of plastics in packaging magazine

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Has developed manufacturing capabilities for companies who have developed new luggage products. Developed new material specification and arranged for prototype and full production plans.
  • Advised and developed companies expansion into European market with advise and guidance on local companies expertise and capabilities.
  • Developed a companies strategy in regard to acquiring a local company in need of resource backing. Arranged for current management to continue in new company to help facilitate the growth of the company.
  • Arranged for European company to become partner with USA company to develop new product range and to help arrange sales and marketing opportunities for both companies.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in thermoforming for consulting on Thermoforming Company Set-up.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to   EUROPE   Responsible for sales and marketing and service for USA manufacturer, started sales and service agents in most European countries. Has today connections to most European countries for most plastic activities.
1991 to   MIDDLE EAST   Responsible for sales and marketing and service for USA manufacturer, started sales and service agents in most Middle Eastern countries. Has today connections to most middle eastern countries for most plastic activities.
1991 to   INDIA   Responsible for sales and marketing and service for USA manufacturer, started sales and service agents in India. Have today connections to a number of companies in India in both the manufacturing and machinery parts of the plastics market.

Market Research:
Has been involved in thermoforming industry for about thirty years have helped form and develop the European thermoforming division of SPE and was chair from four years.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Composed and ran training course on thermoforming techniques such as twin sheet forming.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Current program is helping a luggage designer to find the right manufacturing expertise to make his unique and patented product.

Other Skills and Services

Has led many teams and groups in development of markets. Has a world wide list of agents and sales teams that can be used to investigate or develop a market any where in the world.


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