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15/05/2020

Hosokawa Micron Ltd Announces Appointment of James Moore as Managing Director

Hosokawa Micron Ltd is delighted to announce that we recently appointed James Moore as our new Managing Director. James succeeds Professor Iain Crosley, who has left the company to pursue other ventures.

James joined Hosokawa Micron as Business Manager back in November 2016, with a wide-ranging remit for planning and directing the company’s strategic and long-range goals. His business analytics and strategic planning background – including several senior management positions and five years as Managing Director of GBI Research – allowed him to identify emerging trends, competitive threats, expansion opportunities and viable business partners as he led the change management process. Promoted to Commercial Operations Director in late 2019, James became Managing Director just a few months later, following Professor Crosley’s departure.

In his new role as Managing Director, James will be directing and controlling Hosokawa Micron’s operations, giving strategic guidance to ensure that the business achieves its aims of growth, profits and increasing shareholder return. In addition, one of his key focuses will be to lead, coach and mentor colleagues at our Runcorn headquarters, actively supporting and encouraging each employee’s professional development.

James’ appointment comes during a particularly formidable time in world events – occurring in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic – but he is determined to remain positive and focussed on the unique journey both he and the team at Hosokawa Micron Ltd will be taking over the coming months, as we all adapt to the consequences of the current global situation.

“It’s an exciting and challenging time to begin leading the team at Hosokawa Micron, during a fascinating new era of digitalisation and innovative technology, state-of-the-art equipment, research and development and evolving contract manufacturing products. As a company, Hosokawa Micron thrives on embracing new challenges and we look forward to meeting and exceeding the exacting requirements of our customers in the future, whether they are based in the UK, Europe or further afield.” – James Moore, Managing Director, Hosokawa Micron

Look out for our upcoming exclusive interview with James to discover a little more about him, his vision for Hosokawa Micron and his views on the challenges faced by the business and the UK manufacturing industry in general in light of issues such as Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic.

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