Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. announced today that it has appointed Dr Tom Porter as Commercial Director of the company’s growing Custom Manufacture Division.
The internal recruitment sees Tom move from his position as Technical Manager at Thomas Swan, a position which he has held since joining the company in 2009.
Tom brings a wealth of contract and toll experience to the role having worked for SynProTec, Contract Chemicals and Piramal Healthcare during his career and following his close technical support for the Custom Manufacture Division as Technical Manager at Thomas Swan.
Commenting on the appointment Harry Swan, Managing Director of Thomas Swan said: "I’m thrilled for Tom as this was a tough interview process and he is an excellent choice to take our contract and toll business forward. He has considerable experience in the sector and has demonstrated a natural ability to work closely with contract customers during his time as Technical Manager at the company. I look forward to working with him to continue the success of this growing division at Thomas Swan."
Tom will be taking up his new position with immediate effect. The role of Technical Manager will be filled on an interim basis by Dr John Edwards who recently joined Thomas Swan as the Special Projects Manager. John has considerable experience managing technical departments during his career, having recently held the position of Commercial Development Manager and Technical Leader at Dow Chemical Company, Seal Sands.