Bill Leggate joins Koppers Performance Chemicals
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.