Testing firm expands Midlands team

Posted: Thursday 25th August 2011

Global testing group Exova has appointed a new general manager for its Birmingham laboratory as it looks to take advantage of an increased demand for its water testing services.

Paul Bradley, 41, joins as general manager from pharmaceutical firm Hospira Aseptic Services Ltd where he was responsible for all operations and customer services at Hospira’s North London manufacturing facility.

Prior to his time at Hospira, Paul spent three years as manufacturing manager at Nova Laboratories, a privately held company specialising in sterile clinical trials.

At Exova, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Birmingham laboratory and will provide strategic direction to develop the laboratory’s service offering.

The laboratory, based in Great Barr, offers an independent testing and advisory service to the food, retail and consumer products and environmental industries. The facility employs 84 people and works with over 300 clients, many of which service the water industry.

Commenting on his new role, Paul said: “I am really pleased to be joining Exova. The company is renowned for providing world-class testing and advisory services and I look forward to working with not only the Birmingham team, but the global experts across the company to ensure the team offers an excellent service to our many national and international clients.”

Paul is a chemist of 20 years with 15 years experience in research and development. He has been recognised previously for innovative customer service solutions within the chemical industry and is a Chartered Chemist and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Paul’s appointment follows recent announcements that Ian El-Mokadem had joined the group as its new chief executive, and Roger Digby as group technical director.

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