Alusid appointed David Taylor to its board as the representative of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Taylor, who is the university’s pro-chancellor and chairman of the university’s board, has more than 30 years’ experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors, from large-scale urban regeneration projects through start-up companies and green technologies, having been founding chief executive of both English Partnerships and Amec Developments, a director of the Olympic Development Authority, and chairman of HullCityBuild and Elevate East Lancashire.
Alusid, which was spun out of UCLan to develop technology that creates premium-quality tiles and other architectural surfaces from recycled industrial waste ceramics, glass and other materials, is scaling up for mass manufacture.
Production is to be transformed from 4,000 square metres a year to 30,000 square metres per month as it works with partners including Topps Tiles’s Parkside Architectural arm, and Panaz Limited.
Frontier IP chief executive Neil Crabb said: “David’s vast experience and contacts in the property sector and his strong interest in green technologies will prove invaluable as Alusid develops. We are delighted he is joining the board.”