Meet the committee

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Chairman - Bryan Denson 

Contact: bryan.denson@homecall.co.uk

My involvement with the Manchester Polymer Group began in 1964 while I was at John Dalton and working for Dunlop G.R.G. in Manchester.  I had a period where my membership of the PRI as it was then lapsed but I have been in the IOM3 since 1986.  After working in the Rubber, Plastics and Chemical Industry for about 50 years in sales and marketing I retired but continue to be active with The Manchester Polymer Group.  Apart from my time with Dunlop I have also worked for British Vita, Hubron, Chloride Lorival, Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann (France) and finished my career with 26 years at EniChem – Enimont - Polimeri Europa – Versalis.  I have an active interest in promoting Science and Technology within the Educational establishment and work with the Education Group of the MPG.  I am also a School Governor. 

 

 

Immediate Past & Vice Chairman - Dr Gary Ogden FIMMM CSci 

Contact: garyogden48@gmail.com

 

 

 

   

Honorary Secretary - David C Baker BA MBA FIMMM FIC DBS LRSC

Contact: david@perrite.co.uk

 

 

 

 

   

Honorary Treasurer - David Wetters

Contact: davewetters@live.co.uk

 

 

   

Education Sub-Committee Chairman - Stuart Patrick FIMMM CSci CChem MRSC 

Now retired, I have been involved with the Manchester Polymer Group for many years and have also served on various sub-committees during this period. Currently I oversee our educational initiatives to stimulate interest from teachers and schoolchildren in polymer technologies, uses and recycling.

My work experience lies primarily in the PVC area - formulating, processing, end use performance and sustainability. In addition I have laboratory management expertise linked to QSHE processes and systems.   

Within IOM3 I am Chair of the PVC Committee, which links into the Polymer Society, a division of the Institute. I am also a Board member of the Society.

I believe it is very important that the plastics and rubber community maintains a strong identity, both within the local area and the Institute. 

Contact: stuartpatri@gmail.com

 

 

   

Advisory Council Elected Member representing Fellows and WebMaster 

Dr Clive R Fenn FIMMM, CEng, BSc, PhD, BA

Contact: clive.fenn@flowtechdesign.com

 

 

Committee Members

   

Dr Chris Williams MIMMM BSc, MSc, PhD

Contact: williams_10000@hotmail.com

I have been involved with the Manchester Polymer Group for some years and am immediate past secretary. Joining, I found it an active local society affiliated with the IoM3, offering a variety of interesting technical lectures, networking opportunities and a voice of experience. Personally I have a particular interest in polymer recycling.

Coming from a general chemistry background, I specialised during postgraduate studies in advanced materials and polymer engineering for my MSc at Cranfield University, well-known for its industrial links. Then I progressed to doing a PhD in advanced materials also at Cranfield University.

Since then I worked in industry in various functions; researching electro-ceramics, thin films, high - speed machining, thin film deposition, characterisation.

Currently I work at Hiden Analytical Limited as their Technical Sales and Applications Specialist.

Hiden Analytical Ltd
420 Europa Boulevard
Warrington, WA5 7UN
United Kingdom

Tel : +44 1925 445 225
Fax: +44 1925 416 518
Mobile: +44 7825 769668
Web : www.hidenanalytical.com

 

 

 

 

Pravin S Mistry  BSc ( Hons) MIMMM

Contact: prea@prea.co.uk

I have been a member of the IOM3 / Manchester Polymer Group from when I was studying at Manchester Polytechnic on day release for HNC and BSc (Hons) in Polymer Science and Technology

Since then I have joined the committee. I feel that it is important that we all contribute in some capacity in supporting the Manchester Polymer Group / IOM3, whether it be presenting technical lectures, attending lectures, dinner dance or other events

My career progressed from Laboratory Technician, to Research Chemist, Technical / Quality Manager, Group Technical Director, Director of Operations, Managing Director to CEO over the last 20 years.   I have expertise in the Plastics / Composites and Rubber, from materials to processing. I have worked globally in various senior roles in the following sectors:

Medical / Healthcare / Pharmaceutical, Food, Automotive, Wind Energy, Equestrian/Veterinary, Packaging, Aerospace, Defence, Building / Construction, Horticultural, Marine & Leisure 

I work for www.prea.co.uk a global polymer consultancy company where we offer a variety of services, for example form recruitment, polymer expertise to mergers / joint ventures.