42 Technology appoints dedicated head of manufacturing

42 Technology has appointed Dr Peter Brown, a senior-level and highly experienced technology and process development consultant, as the consultancy’s first head of manufacturing and digital deposition.

Peter Brown, head of manufacturing at 42 Technology

As part of his new role, Peter will help to consolidate and build on 42 Technology’s existing experience and track record in delivering new or improved manufacturing processes for some of the world’s top FMCG and industrial brands.  Recent projects in this area include helping FMCG brands to reduce manufacturing waste; to use more sustainable materials, particularly packaging; and to reconfigure their existing production lines to accommodate new product ingredients or formats.

In addition, Peter will help target a number of emerging market opportunities to apply high speed digital deposition technologies – including industrial inkjet, precision coating and aerosol generation – across a wider range of manufacturing settings.

“Peter will significantly strengthen 42 Technology’s existing in-house manufacturing and process development capabilities and we are delighted he has decided to join us.  He is well known within the consulting sector for his experience in developing and deploying new technologies on a global scale, and his skilled approach in leading and mentoring multi-disciplinary technical teams,” said Dr Jon Spratley, managing director at 42 Technology.

Before joining 42 Technology, Peter spent almost 16 years in senior technology and business development roles with The Technology Partnership where he was instrumental in developing its proprietary inkjet technology to deposit functional industrial fluids such as adhesives, sealants and electronic materials.  He has also worked at PA Consulting and across multiple sectors including automotive and aerospace, 3D printing, printed electronics and life sciences.

Peter has a PhD in physics from University of Cambridge, and an MSci in physics from University of St Andrews.  His interests outside work include golf, cycling and Munro bagging, where so far he has successfully notched up climbing 202 of the 282 hills in Scotland with a height of over 3,000 feet.

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