The specialist for high-tech coating Alexium International Group Ltd., Perth/Australia, has appointed Dr. Robert Brookins as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company. Since June 2018, Brookins had been Interim CEO after the resignation of Dr. Dirk Van Hyning.
In his capacity as Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Brookins led the development and commercialization of Alexium’s phase change material platform technologies and the Alexicool product line. During his 8 years with the company, he has been involved in multiple facets of the business, including working with customers on product design and marketing, analyzing markets to assess opportunities, and planning for logistics and supply-chain management. In addition, he co-invented Alexium’s flame retardant technologies for military uniforms and formaldehyde-free, flame retardant products for cotton-based materials.
As part of the new organizational structure, Richard Estes has been promoted to Vice President, Research and Development. Estes has over 25 years of experience in materials science across a range of industries, including coatings and textiles.