Neill Ricketts CEO Versarien plc LON:VRS and Ray Gibbs CEO at Haydale Graphene Industries LON:HAYD chat with DirectorsTalk about their recent trip to the UK Graphene Exhibit at Nano Korea. The CEO’s explain the importance of the exhibition and how this has benefited both companies.
Neill is a graduate engineer with over 20 years of senior level experience in manufacturing and engineering companies, including several directorships of AIM-quoted companies. Neill has demonstrated success in introducing and commercialising new technology, including new materials and coatings for diverse sectors from aerospace to Formula One, including significant work in the oil and gas sector. Neill has successfully led several successful turnarounds and was a board level director at Elektron Technology PLC, a group which included Total Carbide, which at that time sat within the Elektron Ventures division.
Ray is a Chartered Accountant, and former Deloitte audit and corporate finance partner for 9 years. He has significant experience in high technology and fast moving consumer goods businesses and is a former CFO of Chemring Group Plc.
Founded in 2010, Versarien plc utilises proprietary technology to create innovative new engineering solutions that are capable of having a game-changing impact on a broad variety of industry sectors.
Haydale Graphene Industries Plc, is based in Ammanford, South Wales, with a commercial office in Reading, near London. They are a nanomaterials development and production company, providing solutions for industry by developing bespoke application specific advanced materials. Haydale is not a manufacturer of the raw nanomaterial; they source the most appropriate feedstock and use their patent pending surface treatment process to improve properties such as dispersion which enables the full potential of graphene and other nanomaterials to be realised commercially.