Mike Clinch has joined technical aluminium consultancy Innoval Technology to lead the company's Materials Development Group.
Dr Clinch joins Innoval following a 20-year career at Luxfer Gas Cylinders. He also chairs the Light Metals Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
He will oversee Innoval's InnovateUK collaborative R&D projects, as well as development work with existing clients and will have a role in generating creating new business.
“I am delighted to welcome Mike to Innoval," commented Managing Director of Innoval Technology, Dr Gary Mahon. "He brings with him a wealth of experience in applied materials research, product development and process engineering.
"Furthermore, Mike is a strong advocate of collaborative R&D, and will drive the development and commercialisation of new technologies which are key to Innoval’s Materials Development activities.”