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Coomtech appoint new vice-president Americas

Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson to lead next phase of company’s expansion into key Americas markets

COOMTECH, the low-energy materials drying specialists, have appointed Richard Atkinson to lead their expansion into the Americas markets. Coomtech have established a strong sales track record in the UK and Australia and are now closing funding to accelerate their growth and to expand into additional markets.

‘We are really pleased that Richard has joined Coomtech. His deep technical know-how and commercial acumen will be a real asset to the team and to the company’s global growth plans,’ said Coomtech’s chief executive officer, Philip Jarvis.

Coomtech are working with partners in the North American region in the power generation, ash harvesting, cement production, minerals, and recycling sectors, and expect to install their bulk materials drying equipment at key sites in the region during 2022.

Underlining the business’s commitment to the region, Mr Atkinson (pictured) will lead Coomtech’s growth into the key Americas markets, providing local business development, project management and engineering support to the company’s partners.

A professional mechanical engineer, Mr Atkinson spent his early career with Ford Motor Company in the UK and Germany, where he worked in new vehicle development and in manufacturing. He has also held key leadership roles in growth-stage ventures in the science, engineering, and technology fields, and is an advisor and trustee to ‘non-profits’ in the development and conservation fields.

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