Hydraulics & Pneumatics November/December 2023

44 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS November/December 2023 www.hpmag.co.uk NEW FACES CRC Evans adds Strategic Growth Director to senior leadership team CRC Evans has appointed Leon Dashwood as Strategic Growth Director, further strengthening the company’s senior leadership team. Reporting to CEO, Frederic Castrec, and a member of the Group’s Executive Committee, Mr. Dashwood will play a key role in delivering CRC Evans’ growth strategy. He will work closely with senior leaders to drive business development activities related to new opportunities and markets, accelerating the company’s growth and diversification plans and positioning CRC Evans as a market leader across the global energy and wider infrastructure sectors. Commenting on his appointment Dashwood said: “It is a very exciting time to join the CRC Evans business, when there is tremendous scope to expand our offering. There is a growing demand for clean energy solutions and CRC Evans has teams in strategic locations, fully operational and ready to support our customers on a truly global scale. “I look forward to working with Frederic to capitalise on the company’s proven track record and strengthen our foothold in the evolving energy markets.” Frederic Castrec, CRC Evans CEO, added: “Leon is a strong addition to the CRC Evans leadership team. His input and experience will help to grow our global market position and extend our specialist welding and coating services, technologies, and high-performance equipment across new sectors in the growing energy and infrastructure markets. “I look forward to working with Leon as we implement effective strategies to ensure that we can meet our ambitious growth plans.” Dashwood brings a wealth of experience and expertise from 17 years in the global energy sector. He previously held the position of Regional Managing Director for Enerpac Tool Group (NYSE – EPAC), a leading industrial tools and service business based in Dubai, overseeing sales and operations across the Middle East, North Africa and Caspian regions. Global industrial static control specialist, Fraser Anti-Static Techniques, has appointed a new CEO and announced six senior team promotions at its UK headquarters in Devon. James Cater has joined Fraser AntiStatic as CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the technology sector and global multi-nationals to the role. James Cater commented: “It is a huge privilege to take over the reins at such an exciting company. My aim is to build on founder Bob Fraser’s pioneering legacy of innovation and technical expertise while nurturing the strong family ethos that is so important to the team and our customers. We have a number of exciting announcements through 2024 and beyond as we continue to invest in and grow the business.” Following James’ recent appointment, Fraser Anti-Static has also announced six senior team promotions. John Bagby is taking on a new role as Director of Innovation and Engineering, leading on business innovation and product strategy after over 10 years with the company while Kevin Brown is appointed Head of UK Sales from his role as Technical Sales Manager. Laura Roppert begins a new role as Customer Success Manager, responsible for key clients worldwide after 18 years with the company and Rich Hallett steps up as Head of Engineering from his role as Engineering Manager. Donna Frost becomes Customer Operations Manager and Charlie Willday joins the business as Head of Operations, responsible for production, quality, supply chain and customer operations. Cater added: “These promotions show the breadth of expertise within the team and their dedication to customer excellence and the company. We are proud to be making so many welldeserved promotions. We are committed to everyone in the Fraser family and will continue to develop the skills and careers of all our talented staff.” Fraser Anti-Static continues to innovate, developing technology to enable customers to create safer working environments, manufacture at lower costs and take products to market faster by the control, measurement, and application of static electricity. New CEO and senior promotions for Fraser Anti-Static Techniques From L to R – Donna Frost, Customer Operations Manager; James Cater, CEO; John Bagby, Director of Innovation and Engineering; Rich Hallett, Head of Engineering; Laura Roppert, Customer Success Manager; Charlie Willday, Head of Operations; Kevin Brown, Head of UK Sales