Wood hardening specialist Accsys Technologies PLC (LON:AXS) has appointed ex-BP and Reliance Industries executive Robert Harris to step in as chief executive after Paul Clegg departs after a ten-year stint.
The AIM-listed company, which employs acetylation to transform cheaper softwood into high-performance and sustainable building products, said it was looking for a chief executive with “extensive manufacturing expertise” as it expands globally.
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Harris will start on 20 November.
He previously worked at global energy storage product recycling business Eco-Bat Technologies, held senior roles at manufacturers British Vita, Nippon Glass and Reliance Industries, while at BP he worked on the commercialisation of its wood treatment chemicals business.