Company: Hardide plc (HDD)
Date: 14 December 2021
Presenter: Philip David Kirkham (Chief Executive Officer)
Company Information: Hardide develops, manufactures and applies advanced technology tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix coatings to a wide range of engineering components. Its patented technology is unique in combining in one material, a mix of toughness and resistance to abrasion, erosion and corrosion; together with the ability to coat accurately interior surfaces and complex geometries. The material is proven to offer dramatic improvements in component life, particularly when applied to components that operate in very aggressive environments. This results in cost savings through reduced downtime and increased operational efficiency. Customers include leading companies operating in the energy sectors, valve and pump manufacturing, precision engineering and aerospace industries.
Speaker Bio: Appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1st September 2012. Philip is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee and the Sustainability & Risk Committee. Philip has an executive general management career spanning more than 40 years, the last 30 years at board level in companies predominantly within the metals and engineering sector. His career includes Manufacturing Director at DSF Refractories, Divisional Managing Director at MS International plc, Senior Vice President Metals Division at Firth Rixson Ltd, Executive Vice President at Rolls-Royce plc and CEO of Materials Advantage Group. Prior to this he held senior operational roles at the British Steel Corporation and Sheffield Forgemasters. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Management. Philip is a Chartered Engineer, European Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in engineering and manufacturing industries as well as international, general and commercial management experience
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