James Cropper appoints chief technology officer in its TFP division

Dr David Hodgson

JAMES Cropper has appointed Dr David Hodgson as chief technology officer of its Technical Fibre Products Ltd (TFP) division.

TFP is a manufacturer of advanced materials for composites and future energy applications. Dr Hodgson will lead the global advanced materials innovation group, partnering with the TFP leadership team to help realise the company’s innovation and growth strategies.

Steve Adams, CEO of the James Cropper Group, commented, “The strategic appointment of David as our chief technology officer comes at a pivotal time in the company’s growth journey. This newly created role will bring together our R&D and technical functions under a central leader, fostering collaboration and utilising the strengths of our global teams.

“The appointment reinforces our steadfast commitment to innovation and ensures we have the right leadership in place to continue to pioneer new advanced materials, supercharging exciting growth opportunities in markets including aerospace and advanced air mobility (AAM), wind energy, battery, automotive and hydrogen.”

With over 30 years in applied electrochemistry, Dr Hodgson’s expertise spans electrolysis, flow batteries, molten salt electrochemistry, fuel cells and water treatment. He brings a wealth of experience to his new position, as he transitions from founder and MD of TFP Hydrogen, formally PV3, which he founded in 2011 and was acquired by James Cropper PLC in 2021.