– UK, London –  Accsys Technologies PLC (LON: AXS) today announced that Rob Harris has been appointed CEO of Accsys with effect from 20 November 2019.

Patrick Shanley, Accsys Chairman said: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to Accsys. Rob brings deep operational and leadership experience in the chemicals industry and a strong track record of success, most recently at Eco-Bat Technologies. The Board remains grateful to Paul Clegg for the very important contribution he has made during his tenure as CEO. Paul will remain as a Board member until 31 December 2019 and during this period will gradually relinquish his executive responsibilities allowing for a smooth transition.”

About Rob Harris

Rob brings significant experience from across several industrial sectors, including chemicals, oil, metals, renewables and speciality products. Rob initially spent nearly 20 years with BP PLC and Exxon-Mobil. Whilst at BP, Rob was responsible for the successful research, development and commercialisation of an international market-leading wood treatment chemicals business. Rob has subsequently held a number of senior roles, including with manufacturers British Vita, Nippon Glass and Reliance Industries, a Fortune 500 Industrial company and the largest private-sector corporation in India.

Most recently, Rob was CEO, Europe at Eco-Bat Technologies Limited, a global energy storage product recycling business with sustainable values and annual revenues exceeding £1bn. During his tenure at Eco-Bat, Rob helped transform the business, both in strategic repositioning and significantly improving profitability and cash flow.

Rob Harris commented: “Accsys is an incredibly exciting company with innovative, sustainable and compelling products which are aligned with global market trends. I look forward to contributing to the Company’s continued growth and success at this exciting time in its development.”

About Accsys Technologies PLC

Accsys Technologies PLC is a chemical technology group whose primary focus is on the production of Accoya wood and Tricoya wood elements, technology licensing via its subsidiary, Titan Wood Limited, which has manufacturing operations in Arnhem, the Netherlands (through its subsidiary Titan Wood B.V.), a European office in London, United Kingdom, an American office in Dallas, Texas (via its subsidiary Titan Wood, Inc.) and technology licensing associated with the acetylation of wood elements via its subsidiary Tricoya Technologies Limited. Any references in this announcement to agreements with Accsys shall mean agreements with either Accsys or its subsidiary entities unless otherwise specified. Accsys Technologies PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market and on Euronext Amsterdam, under the symbols ‘AXS’.

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