KEY NEW APPOINTMENTS MANAGEMENT STRENGTH BUILDS MOMENTUM FOR SOLID GROWTH STRONG ENDORSEMENT OF THE COMPANY
Perth, WA and Greer, SC -June 23rd, 2010- Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) (ASX: AJX) is pleased to announce three key management appointments.
Stefan Susta. MBA, B.S. B.A.
Executive Director and Vice President, US Business Operations.
Stefan, initially appointed as a non executive director has accepted the important role of Vice President US Business Operations. Stefan’s has over fourteen years of industry experience – developing business opportunities, creating collaboration opportunities, and executing technology transfer activities for the Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC), the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and as an independent consultant. Stefan is a native German speaker with Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and MBA degrees and had been advising Alexium in relation to its US activities over the past two years.
Dr Bob Brookins. PH.D M.A.E. B.A. B.Sc. Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Brookins has experience in organic synthesis, materials chemistry, and chem/bio decontamination. He received his PhD from the University of Florida under research advisor Dr. John R. Reynolds. Dr. Brookins’ graduate work was in the synthesis and characterization of conjugated polyelectrolytes and polymers with an emphasis on developing new polymerization methods. Upon completion of his PhD, he worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall AFB, FL where he developed decontamination methods for chemical and biological threats, and developed novel synthetic routes for reactive and/or functional surfaces. Dr Brookins will be relocating to the new Alexium facility in Greer, South Carolina.
Clay James. B.Eng
Textile Line Production Engineer
Clay has over fifteen years experience in various engineering roles principally in the field of specialist films, packaging and textiles production. He has been involved in the design and build of various pilot plants in the United States, China, Australia and, South Korea as well as the maintenance, modification and refurbishment of numerous production plants in the United States. Clay will be responsible for all engineering issues at the Alexium Greer facility as well as the integration of the Alexium technology with that of its industrial customers.
Commenting on the appointments, Steve Ribich, Alexium CEO said “Given the fact that both Bob Brookins and Stefan Susta have worked with some of the most compelling technologies over a number of years, their decision to join Alexium is a very strong endorsement of Alexium and our RST Technology. Both arrive already with a detailed understanding of the RST technology and this, combined with the practical experience of Clay James, provides us with additional and immediate commercial, technical and engineering momentum to build solid growth.
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