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Electrolube expands R&D department

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Electrolube, a division of the HK Wentworth Group and global manufacturer of electro‐chemicals is expanding its Research & Development department in 2012 to increase product innovation as well as maintain a strong R&D team.  

To meet the expansion needs, Electrolube has made three new additions to the R&D team with the appointment of Andrew Mace, Helen Pearson and Sue Norton in new roles.  

Andrew Mace is joining Electrolube’s R&D department as a Development Chemist after a 2-year stint in Cyprus. Andrew has a First Class Honours degree from Loughborough University and a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry awarded by the University of East Anglia.  

Helen Pearson comes with several years of post-graduate experience in formulating and has previously worked for both Lubrizol International and Naturex. Helen also has a First Class Honours degree from Loughborough University and will join the department as a Development Chemist in early February.  

Key responsibilities for Andrew and Helen as Development Chemists include new product development of cleaning solutions, encapsulating resins, conformal coatings and contact lubricants for the electric and electronics industries. They will also be responsible for providing technical support for sales and customer enquiries.  

Sue Norton also joins the R&D team as Department Administrator and will work closely with Dr Xiaoping Lei, Electrolube’s Research & Development Manager, and Keith Carruthers, Development Chemist and Quality Manager to maximise product development time for the team.  

Welcoming the new members to the R&D team, Ron Jakeman, Managing Director of HK Wentworth Group commented that their extensive knowledge of electro‐chemicals will help the company expand the Electrolube range further in 2012 and strengthen sales across Europe.  

Electrolube is a leading manufacturer of contact lubricants, conformal coatings, thermally conductive materials, resins and service and maintenance products.

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