Thomas Swan appoints Keith Wiggins as Non-Executive Chairman 29th January 2019
Thomas Swan & Coannounced today that Keith Wiggins has been appointed as its Non-Executive Chairman. Keith will join the Board on the 19th February 2019.
As the former President and Managing Director of Dow UK, Eire & Nordic, past President of the Chemical Industries Association and more recently as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board member of Nanoco Group Plc., Keith brings considerable experience and knowledge to the role from a career that has spanned thirty years in the chemical industry.
Commenting on Keith’s appointment, Harry Swan, CEO and owner of Thomas Swan said: “I’m delighted that Keith has agreed to Chair our company. I’ve worked with him over a number of years at the Chemical Industries Association and on the Steering Group of the Chemistry Growth Partnership, now known as the Chemistry Council, and I know he is going to be an excellent Chairman. Keith’s unique experience in both large multinationals and smaller highly innovative companies is ideal as we look to grow Thomas Swan in the UK and overseas.”
Commenting on his appointment, Keith said: “Having worked with Harry for many years and understanding where he wants to lead the company, I am extremely pleased to be joining ThomasSwan. I believe the company’s prospects are excellent and I look forward to working with the Harry and the Board to help build and grow on the Thomas Swan heritage as a world-class company.”
Thomas Swan & Co is a fourth-generation family owned and managed speciality chemical manufacturing business that was founded in 1926 in Consett, North East England. Today the company employs 176 people, has annual sales of approximately £36M and offices in the USA and China. The company recently purchased a manufacturing site in Alabama, USA to support the growth of its Custom Manufacture business.