Paragraf, a manufacturer in the development and production of graphene electronic devices, has appointed Charles Platts as Chief Finance Officer. Charles will support Paragraf throughout its next phase of rapid growth, and beyond, bringing a strong commercial focus.
With over 20 years of manufacturing industry experience, Charles has held a series of high-level financial leadership roles in large multinational listed groups. Mr Platts graduated from King’s College London, has an MBA from the University of Warwick and is a member of the ICAEW.
Paragraf’s commercial and international expansion will be guided by Mr Platts, benefiting from his experience of large-scale multi-site manufacturing organisations served by production facilities located across the globe. This will enable Paragraf to grow and develop its corporate structures and processes to ensure it is best placed to respond to customer needs as demand grows, whilst maintaining the highest standards in corporate governance and compliance.
“Paragraf has truly game-changing technology, with its graphene electronic devices able to achieve far more than their conventional equivalents. There is huge potential in this technology, with major opportunities currently emerging in automotive, renewable energy and healthcare applications. I am truly excited about being part of the next chapter in this ongoing success story,” states Charles Platts, Paragraf CFO.
Simon Thomas, CEO at Paragraf adds: “I extend a warm welcome to Charles at this exciting phase of our growth. The knowledge and experience that Charles brings to the business will be pivotal to Paragraf as we continue to evolve into a high-volume device manufacturer, and we explore the multitude of prospective markets that are now opening up for our technology and products.”