Stephen Cox joins Accsys in the newly created role of Group Manufacturing and Projects Director – the role will oversee Accsys’ global manufacturing sites and projects and drive operational efficiencies.

Accsys, the global leader in wood technology, today announced that Stephen Cox has joined the company as Group Manufacturing and Projects Director. The new role supports and reinforces Accsys’ global expansion plans as well as the company’s commitment to, and drive for, achieving operational and project excellence.

Stephen joins Accsys from Coats PLC, a market leader in the manufacture and supply of high-quality sewing thread and zippers for use, amongst others, in the ready-made garment and footwear industries. Coming from a global company with presence in over 100 countries and manufacturing operations in over 40, Stephen is highly experienced in overseeing multi-national operations and sites.

Stephen joined Coats in 2000 spending time working in countries such as Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India, rising to the position of Group Manufacturing Director.  He brings a wealth of experience in manufacturing transformation, strategy and ramp-up.

Rob Harris, CEO, Accsys commented: “This newly created role is central to our ambitious growth plans to expand capacity and improve our operational offering to meet the significant market demand for our products. We have recently expanded our Arnhem, NL site, added a new Accoya Color® production facility in Wales and, this time next year, we plan to bring our first USA manufacturing site online. Stephen’s expertise and experience will be major assets in helping us support these sites, delight our customers and achieve our goals over the coming 12 months and beyond.”

Stephen Cox, Group Manufacturing and Projects Director commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining Accsys at this exciting time as we embark on expanding our operations and developing our global reach. It’s a privilege to join a fast-growing and transformative business that is committed to a more sustainable world. I look forward to meeting the Accsys team and our partners and working together to create new opportunities.”

Accsys’ site Managing Directors, Global Engineering and PMO, IT, and Project Procurement teams will all report directly to Stephen.