John Steadman and Richard Brayne-Nicholls
Company Founders and Directors
This year is Aquapurge’s Silver Jubilee and for the past twenty-five years, John and Richard have been counted among the movers and shakers in UK plastics.
There is no facet of this sector in which their company has not played a leading role – the very first Plastics Industry Awards, the first Plastics Design and Moulding (PDM) exhibition; regularly showing at the UK’s triennial Interplas exhibition, and - for some years now - a valued council member of the British Plastics Federation.
And now, thanks to a recent reset of the company’s business aims, Aquapurge is set over the coming years to become the leading global name in plastics purging compound for the world.
Right now the Aquapurge appetite for new business - export-led - has never been stronger and the company’s future prospects have never been more exciting.
Outside of work, shared interests in family, sport (rugby union rivalry); and travel accompany an outgoing style that has John and Richard moving smoothly through the gears and keeping the company style as fresh and lively as the first day of business.
Watch this web space for news and views from both John and Richard as the company steadily expands its production and its global business network and reach.
Sales Executive – France
Has extensive academic and industrial expertise, primarily gained in college and industry throughout France over the past decade. He holds a Master of Science in Business Engineering from the École Supérieure des Technologies et des Affaires, France. His industrial experience in France includes spells with Sony Alsace Tec.
Etienne is a problem solver - interested in cars and in contemporary entertainment technologies. The pinnacle of the job for him is helping customers solve their problems through all the process of a difficult journey - eventually arriving in a better place with much improved methods and solutions.
He likes travel time with family and friends, good company, good food and drink.
He and his girlfriend have a cat - named Cat.
Gerardo Seco Martínez
Sales Representative – Spain
Gerado is a highly experienced technical sales manager, working in Spanish industry and finance.
Currently based in Madrid, Gerado began his career in the financial sector, working with JP Morgan and then moving into nineteen years of experience in B2B sales.
Outside of work Gerado’s interests include tennis, biking, surfing, trekking, books, cinema, family and friends.
Sales Representative - Italy
Oscar has been growing the Italian Aquapurge market since 2017, mainly across the automotive, healthcare, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical sectors.
More recently, he organised Aquapurge’s first-time exhibition at PLAST 2018, Italy’s premier triennial plastics exhibition. The event paid for itself within months and the Italian plastics processing sector continues to reap the benefit and savings using Aquapurge compounds.
Oscar holds a Business degree from the University of Catania, Italy. Prior to joining Aquapurge he lived in Manchester, UK, and covered roles in customer service and retail.
If you don’t see Oscar visiting clients, he’s probably gone to capture landscape, nature and people’s moments with his professional camera. Italian cooking is always on the menu. After those guilty pleasures a gym workout is invariably in order.
BDM – Italy
Christelle has spent over 10 years in a customer-facing role working in different industries such as automotive, energy, and aeronautics.
Her exposure to a multicultural environment is a value-added in her day-to-day activities. With a master’s degree in economics and Statistics, I am comfortable in dealing with numbers.
Christelle particularly enjoys interacting with people and maximising customers’ satisfaction. Behind the numbers, there is a continuous curiosity and open mindset.
As the new Italian BDM, she will blend my energy and personality with the knowledge gained from years of experience to onboard new customers and expand the Italian market.
The attention and care she dedicates to her two little boys are comparable to how she invests herself in managing customer needs and fixing their issues.
After work, Christelle spends her time with family and friends while cooking for them. “My seafood dishes are amazing!”