Meet the committee
Chair and WebMaster: Dr Clive R Fenn FIMMM, CEng, BSc, PhD, BA
Mobile: 07949 200 926
I am now retired having worked in the plastics industry as a Plastics Technologist and Engineer. My main interest and role was working in the computer simulation of the injection moulding process. I worked continuously in this field from 1983 to around 2014 making me one of the longest users of this technology in the world when I took early retirement at that time.
Until recently I sat on the IOM3's Interim Advisory Council as an Elected Member standing down at the recent election when the Advisory Council officially came into being.
I have been a member of the MPG Committee since the mid to late '70's and my main interest has been Education. This is still my passion and I hope to influence young people in the benefits of plastics in an attempt to counter the bad press that plastic currently faces.
2021 sees the Centenary of the founding body of the Manchester Polymer Group - the Rubber Club of Great Britain which was incorporated on July 21st 1921 - in 1923 the name of the club was changed to the Instituttion of the Rubber Industry (IRI). I look forward to the prestigeous year of celebration.
Immediate Past Chair - Dr Chris Williams MIMMM BSc, MSc, PhD
My background is in chemistry and polymer engineering and I have an interest in polymer recycling.
I am keen to promote polymers as a vital materials to our current technology and lifestyle. The problems that are being faced can be addressed by reduce, reuse, recycle – to Reducing littering and wastage, increasing reuse and recycle, thereby not losing the benefits of this versatile material.
Currently I work at Hiden Analytical Limited, a manufacturer of instrumentation for a wide variety of applications, including polymers.
Hiden Analytical Ltd
420 Europa Boulevard
Warrington, WA5 7UN
Tel : +44 1925 445 225
Fax: +44 1925 416 518
Mobile: +44 7825 769668
Web : www.hidenanalytical.com
Social Secretary - Dinner Dance - Dr Gary Ogden FIMMM CSci
Honorary Secretary - David C Baker BA MBA FIMMM FIC DBS LRSC
Honorary Treasurer - David Wetters
Education Sub-Committee Chairman - Stuart Patrick FIMMM 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.
Pravin S Mistry BSc(Hons)
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 28 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 and www.chemicalandpolymer-recruitmentsolutions.com both global polymer consultancy's company where we offer a variety of services globally, for example from recruitment, polymer expertise to mergers / joint ventures and buying selling companies.