Team Expansion for Techtron

8th November 2016

BRC-accredited contract packer, Techtron (, has welcomed Chris Thomson to head up the technical team as part of an on-going expansion and significant investment in the Deeside facility.

Chris has 15 years’ experience in the development and manufacture of formulated products, mainly in the areas of personal care, household and pet care for brands and retailer private label.

From the role of development chemist with PZ Cussons, working on first to market projects, Chris moved to Stepan to work in the ingredients sector as a surfactant manufacturer representing international active ingredient manufacturers in the UK.  Prior to joining the Techtron team, Chris held technical and operations management roles for companies producing private label personal care, oral care and household products to major UK retailers.

Chris Thomson, Techtron, says:  “I am delighted to have moved to Techtron at such an exciting part of their growth and investment.  I have previously taken sites from unapproved to approved status for major retailers and it is wonderful to work in a state-of-the art facility.  I will be focussing on formulation development, analytical methods for product de-formulation and analysis, along with the evaluation of formulations and combining standardised laboratory methods, user trials and clinical studies.”

Techtron’s general manager, Dr Clare Rowe, says:  “Chris is a welcome member of the team and is already helping us to develop innovations in the pet care market by optimising surfactant mixtures as delivery systems for functional and active ingredients, to help us provide leading products in their sectors of the market. Our technical objective is to develop market-leading formulations for budget, mid-tier and professional ranges and set new performance standards. Included within this range we will focus on delivering natural, organic and vegan society approved formulations.”

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