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GroupSuccession Planning Goes Ahead

Left to right)Simeon Collins, Ian Griffin, Tim Pelari (Birmingham Director), Carole Chettoe, Richard Burslem and Peter Carpenter

New director appointments

WHT Holdings Ltd (WHT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Griffin to the Board of Wallwork Heat Treatment (Birmingham) Ltd and Simeon Collins to the Board of Tecvac Ltd.  Carole Chettoe has been appointed as Company Secretary for all WHT companies.

From April 2013 Richard Burslem will be resigning as director from all WHT companies with Ian Griffin taking responsibility as Site Director for Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd and Simeon Collins becoming Site Director for Cambridge based Tecvac Ltd.  Mike Allen will continue to be Site Director of Wallwork Heat Treatment Birmingham Ltd.

Commenting on the reshaping of the board, Richard Burslem said:  "I have worked for WHT for almost 35 years and have been a Director for over 23 of them.  We have grown considerably over this period and we have an excellent management team supported by an equally excellent workforce.  For many years we have consistently invested heavily in new plant, processes and technology and will continue to do so in the future.  As part of the succession plan for the company, I feel we are in a position where I am able to step back and work part time to support our efforts and provide continuity whilst having more free time to spend with my family".

Group Chairman Hamish Wallwork commented: "Richard will be working for Group Technical Director Peter Carpenter on various development projects and this arrangement has the full support of the board.  We are looking forward to having the benefit of Richard's skills and experience over the forthcoming years"

Founded in 1959, the WHT group provides heat treatment and advanced coatings to aerospace, automotive, oil & gas as well as general engineering customers.  It has a well established foundry which supplies heat resistant castings, undertakes world class research into advanced coatings and manufactures bespoke vacuum processing equipment.


01/03/2013 Richard Burslem

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