WE ARE GRAPHENE.

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian has over 28 years’ experience in advanced composites materials product development, commercialisation and manufacturing leadership. He has worked at Applied Graphene Materials since January 2015, initially employed as Vice President Business Development, to promote the company’s presence and graphene applications technology in the North American high performance coatings and composites markets.

Prior to this role, Adrian worked within Cytec Industrial Materials as Global Business Development Director, President of their Process Materials business in California and as President of Umeco Structural Materials Inc in Oklahoma.

Before moving to the USA in 2002, he held roles at Advanced Composites Group Ltd covering General Business Management, Business Development, Research & Development Management activities and CML Group Ltd where he had technical responsibility for the establishment of their Composites Division.

Adrian holds a PhD in thermoplastics composites materials and a BSc in Materials Technology. Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2018.

Chief Financial Officier

David Blain is Chief Financial Officer at AGM and is responsible for all financial matters within the company, working with the CEO to deliver the AGM’s strategy.

David is most proud of the amazing staff that at AGM, helping us to commercially exploit the fantastic benefits that graphene offers. His proudest achievement is either opening the batting with Desmond Haynes, playing cricket for Italy or his highest score of 165 or playing drums in front of 150 people at Blainfest….

Outside of work David likes to play cricket (still!), learning to play the drums and is developing an interest in astronomy following a spell of taking photos of the moon.

Technical Director

William has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry and has served as a senior R&D executive with international experience across a number of sectors, including coatings, adhesives and composites.

Prior to joining AGM, he was Vice President of Technology & Strategy for Nuplex Industries with responsibility for innovation, technology strategy and intellectual property. In this role he led developments for both coating and composite applications, frequently collaborating with major developers such as Akzo Nobel, Sherwin Williams, Nipsea and AOC. Previous appointments include roles with Akzo Nobel Resins, Resinous Chemicals Ltd and Ciba Geigy.

Besides degrees in chemistry and polymer science William is also a Member of the Institute of Directors and serves on the committee of the Management Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Sales Office and Marketing Manager

Marie manages all of the Sales Office and Marketing functions at AGM, with the help of Sam Broadbent, our Sales Administrator.

Marie is really proud of the hard work and determination that everyone shows at AGM to ensure the company becomes a real success story.  Every time a customer launches a new product it makes Marie proud that all the hard work of the team has contributed to that moment.

Outside of work Marie plays netball for a local team in a competitive league – however, it’s on pause for a little while so she’s just signed herself up to do a degree in Business Management and that, along with the new Bootcamp she’s also taken on, will be keeping her out of mischief for the foreseeable future!

Research and Development Manager

Lynn is Research & Development Manager at AGM and leads a team of nine scientists and technologists. This team is responsible for the successful delivery of technical projects, customer collaborative projects and small scale customer samples. 

She’s most proud of seeing projects that have gone from being an idea to fully commercial systems that are available on the market. Outside of work her children make her proud every day, and Lynn is also involved in community projects in her home country, Zimbabwe. 

Business Development Manager – USA

John looks after our sales in North America. He is most proud of AGM’s ground-breaking technology and our great people! 

John’s proudest achievement is raising three sons who have all now became engineers with their own great families including seven grandchildren. Out of work he likes to visit those grandchildren, travelling to the US and Europe and a spot of gardening.

UK Sales Manager

Sam works in our business development team looking after our customers in the UK. Sam has a background in chemistry and used to work in the AGM technical team so is the ideal person to talk to for more technical information on our products.

What makes Sam proud? Our resilience – we pull together to overcome challenges and find solutions! 

And Sam’s proudest achievement? Winning player of the year for the school football team in Year 11. It was an award won through hard work and determination throughout the season! 

Out of work, Sam still enjoys playing football casually where his nickname is ‘Ginger Coutinho’. 

Commercial Director

Andy is AGM’s Commercial Director. Andy joined AGM early in 2018 having worked in the coating and polymer industry in both technical and sales management roles.

What makes Andy proud? “Our determination to succeed, we are a small team here at AGM, but it is truly amazing what we can achieve with hard work and commitment.”

Andy’s proudest achievement is managing to successfully pass his executive MBA, although the award itself is an accomplishment what he feels is the real triumph is getting through it while still holding down a full time job and still having his family talking to him at the end.

Mike is Chief Investment Officer of IP Group, whom he joined in 2007  from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director of European equities and Head of equity sales to hedge funds. Mike is also responsible for the fund management and corporate finance activities of IP Group, through its regulated vehicle Top Technology Ventures. He has 18 years’ experience in all aspects of equity capital markets and the investment process and was also a key member of the senior relationship management programme at Lehman Brothers. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility for building the bank’s business with hedge funds and alternative Investors. Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions. Mike represents the IP Group on the Boards of Modern Water plc and Revolymer plc and is also a Non-Executive Director of Green Urban Transport Limited. 

Sean is the former Group Finance Director of Croda International plc, which is a global manufacturer of speciality chemicals. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds other Non-Executive role with Accsys plc, Produce Investments plc and Turner & Townsend Limited. Prior to joining Croda in 2006, Sean was Group Finance Director of Northern Foods plc. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of KCOM Group plc until 2007 and of Cherry Valley Farms Limited until its sale in 2010. Sean is Chairman of the Group’s Audit and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Nomination Committee.

Responsibility

Applications & Industries

Our graphene and graphene dispersions are ideal for use across a number of applications and industries.

They can enhance existing products and enable higher performance across paints and coatings, batteries and energy storage, polymer composites and lubricants, waxes and polishes.

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Car Care

Car Care

Car Care The large surface area, barrier performance, low density, mechanical strength and morphology of AGM’s graphene nanoplatelets, make them ideal candidate materials for car care systems. These properties can…

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Paints and coatings

Paints and coatings

Graphene’s two-dimensional structure in the nanoplatelet form results in very high aspect ratio, high surface area materials which are particularly suited for use as multi-functional additives in paints and coatings.

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Polymers and composites

Polymers and composites

Graphene’s two-dimensional structure in the nanoplatelet form results in very high performance, high aspect ratio, high surface area materials which are particularly suited to enhancing the mechanical and physical properties…

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Thermal Adhesives

Thermal Adhesives

A-GNP’s two-dimensional graphitic nature in nanoplatelet form can be employed to develop very light-weight and highly-thermal conductive materials.

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Lubricants and functional fluids

Lubricants and functional fluids

AGM have signed a Joint Development Agreement with German based oil company PURAGLOBE GmbH. Since entering into a formal JDA, PURAGLOBE and AGM have been collaborating to understand how AGM’s…

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Batteries and energy storage

Batteries and energy storage

The large surface area, high levels of thermal and electrical conductivity, low density, mechanical strength and morphology of AGM’s graphene nanoplatelets, make them ideal candidate materials for applications in electrochemical…

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NEWS & PR

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SAMPE Graphene Leadership Summit 2020 Presentation
14 Nov

SAMPE Graphene Leadership Summit 2020 Presentation

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Applied Graphene Materials signs up distribution partner in Turkey
03 Nov

Applied Graphene Materials signs up distribution partner in Turkey

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Applied Graphene Materials full year presentation and audiocast 2020
14 Oct

Applied Graphene Materials full year presentation and audiocast 2020

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Developing roof coatings technology for the twenty-first century
29 Sep

Developing roof coatings technology for the twenty-first century

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Leading innovator in the European car care market to launch an AGM graphene enhanced car polish
23 Sep

Leading innovator in the European car care market to launch an AGM graphene enhanced car polish

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