April 30 2018, David R Brown
Lake invests in business-critical coatings capabilities
UK-based specialty chemical distributor, Lake Technical Specialities has announced the appointment of Nikki Cosgrove and Stephen Irons to the Lake Coatings business unit. The new additions will strengthen Lake's expertise and knowledge in coatings formulation and manufacture.
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Nikki gained her BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Salford and has worked in the coatings industry for over 25 years. Initially in R&D formulating industrial coatings for H Marcel Guest, she later joined Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings formulating coatings for the decorative market. Nikki then transferred her skills to marketing roles. Her technical expertise and knowledge of the market underpinned subsequent successes as Product Manager, Colour and Tinting Brand Manager and, more recently, as Sector Brand Manager for Crown Paints with responsibility for developing relationships and growing sales with key accounts. Nikki has joined the Lake Technical Specialities team as the Business Manager for Lake Coatings.
Stephen has worked in the coatings industry for almost a decade, having progressed from Paint Technician in ACE at Becker Industrial Coatings to Research and Development Technologist for Indestructible Paints, an Aerospace and Specialist Coatings manufacture. Stephen is now the Technical Sales Manager for Lake Coatings.
Lake Technical Specialities also offers high performance additives, minerals and polymers for Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers. They also specialise in the supply of additives and industrial fluids for the Lubricant market.
The Lake Team prides itself on its’ superior supplier partnerships, by building lasting relationships through technical success. Customers choose Lake Technical Specialities to provide best-in-class value, by offering enabling technologies to solve formulation and process problems, underpinned by first class regulatory and supply chain services.
About Lake Chemicals and Minerals
Lake is a member of LEL, a strategic alliance of privately owned, technical distributors selling specialities into industrial, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food markets operating in Europe, Africa and America. The Lake Coatings team will be at Surfex on 22-23rd May 2018, Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Stand 424
Source(s): Lake Chemicals and Minerals Press Release