Fernox has appointed Richard Wall as technical and product director.

Mr Wall has been at the company for 17 years and has held a variety of roles, all of which have provided him with extensive knowledge and understanding of both the business and market demands.

An experienced metallurgist with proven project management skills, Mr Wall has worked in research, technical and manufacturing roles for more than 30 years in the chemical, plastics and metal processing industries.

After joining Fernox in 1996 as a factory manager, Mr Wall has since gone on to a number of other roles at the company, most recently as operations project manager. This required Mr Wall to oversee all of the manufacturing processes and the supply chain for Fernox, as well as the management of any significant projects undertaken by the company.

In his new role as technical and product director, Mr Wall will now be responsible for driving the Fernox brand forward through the continued development of its extensive product ranges.

“Over the years I have developed a solid understanding of the business”, said Mr Wall. “Fernox has always been a very exciting place to work for me because innovation is at the core of our business. With a comprehensive product range and a programme of product development planned for 2014 and beyond, there is a huge amount of opportunity to grow our business.”