New appointments to help firm grow

Mark Dobson (left) and Chris Cheeseman join Chemson.
Mark Dobson (left) and Chris Cheeseman join Chemson.

A Wallsend chemical firm has made new appointments to help its ambitious growth strategy.

Chemson, the world’s largest manufacturer of PVC stabilizers, is strengthening its UK manufacturing and business development capabilities to support ambitious growth plans with four new appointments.

Mark Dobson joins as sales director for the UK and Scandinavia, Chris Cheeseman has been appointed technical service manager and Carl Atkinson and Glenn Roach join the engineering team to improve manufacturing processes.

Polymer science graduate, Mark Dobson has a wealth of industry experience having served his entire 30-year career in polymers and plastics.

He joins Chemson from PVC additive supplier Galata Chemicals where he successfully grew the business in a number of markets.

At Chemson, Mark will be responsible for promoting the company’s wide range of PVC stabilizer solutions to the UK and Scandinavian markets.

Chris Cheeseman is also well-known and respected in the compounds and stabilizers industry, boasting 23 years’ experience in both manufacturing and customer relationship roles.

As technical manager at INEOS, Chris headed up a team looking after customers’ needs across Europe and China and was also involved in running the company’s Newton Aycliffe-based laboratory.

He will now work with Chemson’s clients to service their needs and to develop innovative new PVC stabilizer solutions.

Technical engineering recruits, Carl Atkinson and Glenn Roach have worked in both heavy and light manufacturing environments for 57-years combined.

This vast experience will now be put to good use as Carl and Glenn look to implement a 9-step-improvement-plan to boost quality and capability at Chemson’s manufacturing facility in North Tyneside.

Chemson’s CSO Alexander Hofer and European regional sales director, Geert Heijman said: “We are delighted to welcome these high-calibre new team members to the Chemson family.

“Each of them boasts an extremely strong track record and brings a core understanding of both manufacturing and the polymers and plastics business.”

Managing director of Chemson’s UK manufacturing facility, Paul Knowles said: “As well as the skills that these new appointments bring, we are able to tap into extensive additional technical capabilities through our European network of resources.

“Going forward we believe this unrivalled expertise will position us as the market leaders in our field.”

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