News Item

Natgraph Appoints New Head of Technical


Natgraph – the global leader in advanced drying technology – has appointed one of its most experienced and knowledgeable team members, Darren Kerry, to the key role of Head of Technical from 1 July.

Darren’s appointment comes as Rick Mann moves to the part-time role of Technical Consultant from January 2021.To ensure a smooth transition Rick will work alongside Darren for the rest of this year.

Rick has worked at Natgraph for 37 years and witnessed a major product advances from screen exposure equipment to large scale industrial drying systems, and commercial advances with the sale of the business into more corporate ownership.

Commented Rick: “This evolution of the company has been based around succession planning, and I feel the time is right to step to one side and allow the younger generation of Natgraph employees to come through and lead the company technically in our future directions and ventures to fully exploit new market and manufacturing opportunities.”

Added Natgraph MD, Andre Goodson: “I would like to thank Rick for everything he has brought to Natgraph over the years - his extensive technical knowledge and market understanding have been central to the company’s development. However, his plans now present a great opportunity for Darren, who has worked at Natgraph for 24 years and fully deserves this new role.”