Coatings manufacturer Hempel has appointed Nigel Shewring as its new Group Director of Research & Development (R&D). 

Nigel joins the company to ensure all Hempel’s future innovations deliver clear competitive advantages and to further develop its product portfolio to support ongoing organic growth. His key responsibilities include managing the overall activities in Hempel’s 15 R&D centres around the world, and ensuring that Hempel’s global R&D organisation delivers innovative solutions to its customers across the globe.

R&D staff work in Hempel’s laboratories researching and developing new coating solutions, and also provide high-level technical support to colleagues and customers globally.

Nigel Shewring has over 23 years of R&D experience in a global industrial coatings environment. He has a proven track record of leading innovation in strategic partnerships as well as developing and leading high-performance organisations. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Durham and a PhD. in Material Science from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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19th August 2019