New vice chair
Anna Plesniar, a process development scientist at Aluk, has been elected as vice chair of the Qualicoat Council for the UK and Ireland.
Anna has been Aluk’s representative on the council since the company joined in December 2016 and has been a long-standing advocate of the benefits of membership to systems houses and applicators, as well as pre-treatment and powder-coating suppliers.
“I was surprised and honoured to be nominated but delighted to have the opportunity to play a more active role, alongside Chair Angus Mackie,” Anna said. “I’m particularly looking forward to helping develop new communications initiatives, which will hopefully improve how we share information and knowledge, not just among members but across the wider aluminium community.”
A PhD qualified chemist and acknowledged expert on the chemical processes involved in coating and finishing, Anna is already a member of the Alfed NFE/35 British Standards Development committee, helping to shape future standards in aluminium coating.
She has been a key figure in driving Aluk’s own advances in pre-treatment and finishing and her contribution helped her to win the Unsung Hero award at the 2018 G-Awards.