appointed Dr. Shahid Qureshi as technical specialist for North America.
Dr. Qureshi has more than 35 years’ experience of working within high-performance composites, including 27 years as a senior research scientist at Georgia Pacific Chemicals.
Bitrez recently appointed Georgia-Pacific Chemicals as exclusive distributor for its Curaphen specialty phenolics across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
“Over his distinguished career, Dr. Qureshi has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge in thermoset resin formulation and applications for advanced composites, across a plethora of industries, including aerospace," said Paul Jones, managing director of Bitrez. "Couple this with his licensing and marketing experience in countries such as China, Korea and India – and it’s clear to see how Dr. Qureshi’s unique skill set will play a key role in helping us to expand our presence in the coatings and composite markets in North America.”
“After 35 years at the top of my game, the thought of approaching retirement didn’t exactly fill me with glee as I’m not one to stay at home and watch TV all day," Dr. Qureshi said. "When the opportunity arose to champion Bitrez in the US, I couldn’t’ say no. I’d heard of them during my days at Georgia Pacific, so I knew the caliber of their chemistry.”