KEY PEOPLE

Gregg Colp, Founder of Dragonkraft

I decided to settle down in France and set up a small shop specializing in hand-made kayaks and canoes. I have spent my working life around hazardous products and started looking for environmental alternatives. No real alternatives existed and I put my epoxy formulation background and chemistry experience from the wine and brewery industry to create a new bio-resin product line.
Dragonkraft has given me the ability to work with some of the most proficient people in the realms of science and business. The Dragonkraft bio-resin system is a fantastic platform of how businesses can work towards a renewable future.

 

Jim Pickett, Product Manager

Jim Pickett

I graduated in 1990 with a Chemical Engineering degree and subsequently joined Akcros Chemicals as a Process Engineer before progressing into Production Management; managing our epoxidation and surfactants plants. In 1998, I was made Site Production Planning Manager, managing the order process from order entry to product delivery.
For 4 years, I have been the Mixed Metal Stabiliser Product Manager and have recently become involved in business development for Akcros Epoxidation products.

 

Feargus Bryan, Environment Designer

Feargus

After spending nearly 17 years working in the marine industry, I began to specialize in managing very large marine refit and construction projects. Through this, I began work as a marine designer and then branched out into more general product design.
I served as a director and head of a design studio for 8 years, then for the past 4 years have worked on large marine construction projects identifying ways to reduce environmental impact.
This includes developing new raw materials used in fabrication and construction by finding better eco-friendly alternatives to the current products used. Dragonkraft Europe will provide a key element in moving high tech industries towards a more sustainable future.

 

Mike Charnock, Chartered Accountant

Mike Charnock

I am a qualified accountant with a MBA and 20 years experience in the chemical industry. With a can do attitude,
I am a big believer that Dragonkraft’s product line can make a big difference to the chemical world.
I am married with 3 young children and enjoy playing golf at Formby Golf Club.

 

Richard Catchpole, CEng, MloD - CEO, Akcros Chemicals

Richard Catchpole

My first industrial experience was with ICI's Fine Chemicals organisation after graduating from Birmingham University as a chemical engineer, obtaining chartered status in 1993. Moving on to Akcros as a production manager, I was responsible for half the site's UK activities before moving to the Akcros facility in New Brunswick, USA.
I was Site Manager for the $40M facility for 4 years and developed the manufacturing technology into new areas. Returning to the UK in 2004, I went in the business arena as Marketing Manager, MD & finally CEO following the take-over of the company by GIL Investments.
I have spearheaded the Akcros epoxy business development into new applications over the past 3 years, with Dragonkraft Europe being a bold new venture in this field.

Contact Us Today - Call +44 161 785 1313 or e-mail: contact@dragonkraft.com
 

 

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