New technical director

Pyroguard has appointed Richard Ainsworth as group technical director.

With a strong background in directing research and development activities for brands including Victrex and AGC, Richard has a broad array of experience spanning industries from aerospace through to electronics. He also holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Durham.

Richard joins the board of directors and will take full responsibility for all technical aspects of Pyroguard’s product portfolio at both the Haydock and Seingbouse operating sites, including production support, research and development, and test certification.

Richard will lead the technical team to accelerate the rate and success of new product introductions to market, in addition to improving the formulations of existing products.

“Joining Pyroguard is an exciting opportunity for me to guide the technical team as we strive to improve and develop the next generation of world-class fire-rated glazing solutions with strengthened performance characteristics,” Richard said. “The existing development and technical teams have already made significant strides in this area, and by working together we will be able to accelerate product development and deliver market-leading solutions to customers.”