Tuesday, 5 June 2007

JER Adds Further Expertise To Its Team

JER announced yesterday that it has appointed Mr. Peter Kelly as the company's Chief Technology Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Kelly will assume responsibility for the development and management of JER's IP (intellectual property) including the creation of new WPC formulations, the expansion of the Company's WPC processing technologies; and the investigation of new polymer/fibre combinations. Mr. Kelly will also provide ongoing technical support to JER’s sales and marketing teams, ensuring a smooth transition from initial customer inquiry to commercial supply contract.

Prior to his appointment with JER, Mr. Kelly’s career experience included:

1997 to 2007 – Operated Nefilim Research Ltd., a Canadian consulting firm serving the North American plastics industry in all areas of plastics development and manufacturing.

1967 to 1997 – Served as Senior Research Scientist for DuPont Canada in Kingston Ontario, the Canadian subsidiary of DuPont that provides a range products and services for the agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety & protection, home & construction, as well as transportation and apparel markets. Mr. Kelly was responsible for developing products and processes primarily for polyolefins and polyamides.
1963 to 1967 – Acted as an independent consultant to the construction industry in London, England, teaching scheduling systems such as the Critical Path Method.

1959 to 1963 - Served as Design Engineer at Reichhold Chemicals (Australia), the world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites and a leading supplier of coating resins for a wide variety of markets and applications. Mr. Kelly was responsible for building reactors for various thermoset compounds.

Mr. Kelly has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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What has become very apparent is that the former management team did not have the necessary human resources required to operate the company and exploit the potential of the technology. We feel the market must be pleased to see JER continuing to strengthen the team and that highly qualified experts are drawn to what is being created under President Ed Trueman. As we've heard him say more than a few times, "now it's all about execution because that's what really matters in the end".