Lontra, a world pioneer in advanced engineering solutions, has appointed Alex Chiang as Chief Financial Officer and Euan McCulloch as Commercial Director.
Alex Chiang joins Lontra as Chief Financial Officer with 32 years of experience in senior executive roles across the manufacturing, property, healthcare, leisure and IT sectors. His previous roles have included Group Finance Director at Hanover Acceptances Ltd, the UK’s largest manufacturer of long-life fruit juices and Chief Financial Officer of European Healthcare Group PLC, a significant developer, owner and operator of residential care facilities.
Euan McColloch has been appointed as Commercial Director at Lontra. Euan has more than 34 years of experience in the compressor industry, most recently as Managing Director of Kashian Europe, the largest air compressor manufacturer in China.
Alex and Euan join Lontra’s expanding global team, and will both play critical roles in the commercial production of Lontra’s first product; a high value machine made in the UK, with proven energy efficiency and reliability gains and with a significant export market. The company already has established USA distribution and sales outlets in place.
Lontra’s Blade Compressor® technology is already licensed for use in aeration equipment for the treatment of waste-water by global pumping equipment leader Sulzer. Having recently passed a key funding milestone the company is now able to manufacture products under its own name, demonstrated to reduce electricity usage by up to 34 per cent when compared to leading alternatives. This enables Lontra to bring its award-winning technology to industries including food and drink, pharmaceutical and cement manufacture.
Steve Lindsey, Chief Executive at Lontra commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alex and Euan to our growing team. Their expertise and exceptional track record in commercial delivery will be critical to the success of the commercial production of our first product, particularly as we look to significant export opportunities and new markets.”