Makin Metal Powders appoints new Managing Director and boosts management team

January 15, 2016

Makin Metal Powders, based in Rochdale, UK, has announced that Jonathan Hood has been appointed Managing Director following the retirement of Dr John Boden on January 1st 2016.


Hood, whose previous role was that of Sales and Technical Director for the company, is a highly qualified metallurgist and is said to have a clear idea of how the company can continue to grow and develop under his leadership over the next decade. It was announced that as a first step he is expanding the leadership team by adding two new faces to the board.

On January 4th, Michael Yan, who was previously responsible for sales in East Asia, joined the board as Marketing Director. Yan has a technical background as well as considerable experience in Marketing and Sales for both Makin and parent company GRIPM. Yan will retain responsibility for East Asia Sales.

In February 2016 Steve Ellis will be appointed as the new Sales and Technical Director.  Ellis has a degree in materials science as well as experience in metal powders and will represent a significant boost to the technical expertise available at Makin. Ellis has also operated at senior levels with companies in manufacturing and copper metals and will bring great operational and customer service knowledge and expertise to his new role.  

Other changes announced include the appointment of Phil Wilcock as Finance Director after the retirement of Brian Hope in October 2015. Wilcock was previously Makin’s Management Accountant. 

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