Dr Richard Smith, managing director of Surfachem, member of the 2M Group, has been appointed to the board of NEPIC - the Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster.
NEPIC was created by leaders from the Process Industry to provide a mechanism for intimate collaboration. NEPIC's leadership team recognise that any vision for the process sector must have internal and external dimensions. Internally, a desire to change perceptions of those within the region's industry away from accepting the status quo and away from an outdated belief that individual companies have little influence on the state of the industry in the region.
NEPIC Chairman Paul Both commented on the new appointment:
“The process industry is a broad church and no one person can understand all its widely different interests and needs. It is very important that we have a Board that not only represents the wide ranging sub-sectors of our industry but also represents the whole of the Northeast region as we have member companies that stretch from Stokesley in North Yorkshire up to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The Board now truly reflects this diversity of industry and location.”