We are pleased to announce that Rob Hudson joined the Wrights Dowson Group at the start of 2015 as Managing Director. Rob has held engineering, management, Director and Managing Director positions within the powder handling industry over the last 25 years, after migrating from the chemical industry back in the late 1980’s. Starting his career as a mechanical engineering apprentice in the late 1970’s, Rob has continued to follow his academic ambitions, gaining an MSc as well as becoming a chartered manager to endorse his professional credentials. Rob has also held office, both as a council member and Chairman of the industry’s premier trade association SHAPA.

Rob brings with him extensive technical and commercial knowledge of the powder handling industry, to further compliment the skills of others within the group. Wrights Dowson Group Chairman – Nick Wright commented “we are extremely pleased to have secured the services of a professional Managing Director, especially one with Rob’s combined level of industry knowledge and managerial experience” – “the group has already benefited from Rob’s input since joining us, which can only be good for the business”. Steve Hill – Commercial Director at WDG commented “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Rob again, after serving alongside him on the SHAPA council and with him as Chairman, I’m confident he will help take WDG to the next level”.

In a statement, Rob Hudson commented “how pleased and privileged he felt to have been appointed Managing Director of WDG” – “there are plenty of interesting challenges and potential growth opportunities ahead, such as that realised by the recent acquisition of H & H Process Ltd to add to the growing product portfolio”.