Consett, UK – Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd has appointed Clive O’Leary as new business director for its performance chemicals division.
O’Leary joined the company on 1 Oct joins from AkzoNobel where he recently held the position of business and marketing director, international paint protective coatings.
He has experience in new product and market development and will be responsible for the largest of three commercial divisions at Thomas Swan.
Thomas Swan was founded in 1926 and remains an independent family-owned performance and speciality chemical manufacturing company.
The company turns over around £24 million a year, employs 150 people and exports to over 80 countries from its manufacturing headquarters in the North East of England. It has offices in the USA and China.