Surface Technology plc appoint a Divisional Managing Director in order to reinforce growth in worldwide surface coatings

Surface Technology plc appoint a Divisional Managing Director in order to reinforce growth in worldwide surface coatings.

Surface Technology plc, part of the Norman Hay Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Knott who will be joining as its Divisional Managing Director in April 2011.

Adrian joins Surface Technology plc from Ciba / BASF where he was Group Managing Director of their Professional B2B Services business. Based in Switzerland, he grew the Ciba / BASF business over a period of 5 years, by 67m Swiss Francs and delivered profit and positive cash flow throughout the business build up. He also developed an international team with 450 people working in 17 countries.

With a background in industrial chemical products as well as professional B2B chemical related services, Adrian has the experience and capability to lead, drive and develop the Surface Technology team to help them achieve their financial and growth targets.

Upon the appointment, Vic Bellanti, Chief Executive of the Norman Hay Group commented “We look forward to welcoming Adrian to the team and his contribution to the development and expansion of our business. He has worked in both entrepreneurial and large company organisations and has a broad multi-function background covering general management, strategy, marketing & sales, business development, finance and mergers & acquisitions.”

He continued, “This new role has been created to strengthen the Group and to help us drive the Surface Coatings Division into a new era of growth, both in the UK and overseas – We strongly believe that Adrian has the experience and qualities to achieve this.”