Bill Leg­gate joins Koppers Per­for­mance Chem­i­cals

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

KOPPERS PER­FOR­MANCE Chem­i­cals, Aus­tralia, is pleased to wel­come Bill Leg­gate as its new Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment Man­ager. Bill is no stranger to the preser­va­tive treated tim­ber in­dus­try. He has held both busi­ness and tech­ni­cal man­ager po­si­tions and brings with him a wealth of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Be­fore join­ing Koppers Per­for­mance Chem­i­cals, Bill held the po­si­tion of Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, For­est Prod­ucts In­no­va­tion, at Queens­land Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture For­est and Fish­eries where he was re­spon­si­ble for de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment of re­search in for­est prod­ucts pro­cess­ing and pro­vid­ing mar­ket driven sci­en­tific and in­for­ma­tion based so­lu­tions to sup­port gov­ern­ment and in­dus­try.

Bill, in his role as Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment Man­ager, will con­tinue Koppers Per­for­mance Chem­i­cal’s suc­cess in pro­vid­ing the Aus­tralian tim­ber in­dus­try with in­no­va­tive tim­ber treat­ment tech­nolo­gies and pro­cesses. These in­no­va­tions will help tim­ber bet­ter com­pete with al­ter­nate build­ing prod­ucts and ma­te­ri­als and open up new op­por­tu­ni­ties for tim­ber prod­ucts in ar­eas where tim­ber has not been widely used. Bill will also be an im­por­tant re­source for Koppers Per­for­mance Chem­i­cals cus­tomers to as­sist in pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal ser­vice and sup­port.

Elias Akle, Gen­eral Man­ager Koppers PC Aus­tralia wel­comed Bill say­ing “We are very pleased to wel­come Bill and be­lieve his re­search and tech­nol­ogy ex­pe­ri­ence will strengthen and com­ple­ment our com­pany’s abil­ity to pro­vide tim­ber preser­va­tive so­lu­tions for our cus­tomers and the wider in­dus­try.

“His ex­pe­ri­ence and char­ac­ter fits in with our cul­ture of in­no­va­tion and ex­cep­tional ser­vice and we are very for­tu­nate to be able to find some­one of Bill’s cal­i­bre to fill this role. I am con­fi­dent that Bill will play a key role in pro­vid­ing and im­ple­ment­ing high qual­ity so­lu­tions for our cus­tomers.”

■ Bill Leg­gate.

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