SBZ is delighted to welcome Alistair Little to the team. Working as our technical director, Alistair brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the role. We believe Alistair will be a terrific asset. On behalf of SBZ’s ever-expanding team, welcome onboard!
What is your role within SBZ?
To lead the technical team and develop and pursue new opportunities.
What does your role involve?
It is a multi-role; on the one hand, there is the support of existing products and customers – then there is the development of new products, taking them from an initial concept, talking to customers and working on new formulations in the lab to be sampled. Products and processes can then be scaled up into production. Legislation and regulatory affairs are a significant part of the role as the world becomes more aware of environmental and safety concerns. My goal is to ensure that products are developed to meet customer requirements, and to do so in the most expeditious, safe and cost-effective way, and meet current and future regulatory requirements.
What are the experiences that will help you in your role?
I have been fortunate in my career that I have the ability to lead projects from the first concept right the way through to hand over to production for many years. I enjoy the challenge of developing new products, getting them to market, and working with customers to make sure that they meet their requirements. I am a chemist in the broadest sense, having worked with adhesives, cleaning systems, coatings, composites, concrete, polymers, sealants, and lubricants during my career.
How long have you worked in the industry?
Twenty-six years now, thanks for reminding me about my age!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Cooking, walking, photography, history, reading.
What is your life motto?
Every day brings a new opportunity; it’s up to you to grab it.