New Zealand & UK. New appointments at High Modulus to support growth plan Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 November 2006
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High Modulus has implemented a new organisational structure and appointed new senior personnel to support the company’s future growth plans. With offices in New Zealand and Europe, High Modulus is involved with international projects, ranging from 25ft production motor boats to 300+ ft sailing yachts, and the recent new appointments reflect its continued position as the leading composite technology and structural engineering company focused on the marine industry.

Key appointments

New internally-appointed roles include:
Richard Downs-Honey – Chief Executive Officer
Brian Jones – Engineering Business Development Director
Michael Eaglen – Engineering Consultancy Division Manager
Murray Greenhalgh – General Manager - Materials
Nina Heatley – Engineered Products Division Manager
Phil Davenport – Research and Development Manager
External appointments include:
Alex Shimell - General Manager - Europe

Alex Shimell joins the company from Gurit (formerly SP), where he has held key senior engineering, business and project management roles for the past 14 years. Alex is responsible for the development of the High Modulus European business, whilst working closely with the New Zealand office to ensure a high standard of engineering is maintained wherever the clients are located.

Richard Downs-Honey and Brian Jones, both major shareholders in High Modulus, have between them over 50 years experience in the composites and marine industries, and remain committed to the company’s continual improvement and expanding knowledge base, driving its personnel to offer professional yet practical services and technical solutions to customers around the world.

Michael Eaglen, Nina Heatley and Murray Greenhalgh have global responsibility for their respected areas, with a particular remit to ensure that customers receive a consistently high standard of service across all areas of the business. In the case of Michael Eaglen, this will include the strengthening and development of structural engineering services in both Europe and New Zealand.

Phil Davenport is responsible for the management of research and development activities, undertaking projects to look at the future of composites and their application in the marine industry, as well as providing technical support to boatbuilders and designers today. He is joined by Susan Lake, who has moved from the Engineering Consultancy Division to the R&D team, strengthening the link between the two disciplines.
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