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Accsys Technologies Appoints New CEO

General News

Further to our announcement on 25 June 2019, the Board of Accsys Technologies PLC is pleased to announce that Robert (“Rob”) Harris has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Accsys with effect from 20 November 2019.

Rob brings significant experience from across several industrial sectors, including chemicals, oil, metals, renewables and specialty products. Rob initially spent nearly 20 years with BP PLC and Exxon-Mobil. Whilst at BP, Rob was responsible for the successful research, development and commercialization of an international market-leading wood treatment chemicals business. Rob has subsequently held a number of senior roles, including with manufacturers British Vita, Nippon Glass and Reliance Industries, a Fortune 500 Industrial company and the largest private sector corporation in India.

Most recently, Rob was CEO, Europe at Eco-Bat Technologies Limited, a global energy storage product recycling business with sustainable values and annual revenues exceeding £1bn. During his tenure at Eco-Bat, Rob helped transform the business, both in strategic repositioning and significantly improving profitability and cash flow.

Patrick Shanley, Accsys Chairman commented: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to Accsys. Rob brings deep operational and leadership experience in the chemicals industry and a strong track record of success, most recently at Eco-Bat Technologies. The Board remains grateful to Paul Clegg for the very important contribution he has made during his tenure as CEO. Paul will remain as a Board member until 31 December 2019 and during this period will gradually relinquish his executive responsibilities allowing for a smooth transition.”

Rob Harris commented: “Accsys is an incredibly exciting company with innovative, sustainable and compelling products which are aligned with global market trends. I look forward to contributing to the Company’s continued growth and success at this exciting time in its development.”


Patrick Shanley – Chairman – +44 (0) 20 3727 1340

Source: Accsys Technologies PLC