STANDISH, England — Bitrez Ltd., a leading manufacturer of specialist polymers and chemicals, has expanded its presence in the United States with the appointment of Dr. Shahid Qureshi as Technical Specialist for North America.

Qureshi has more than 35 years of experience of working within high-performance composites, including 27 years as a Senior Research Scientist at Georgia-Pacific Chemicals.

Qureshi appointment comes right after the announcement that Bitrez has appointed Georgia-Pacific Chemicals as exclusive distributor for its Curaphen speciality phenolics across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Paul Jones, Managing Director of Bitrez, said, “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Qureshi on board.  Over his distinguished career, he has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge in thermoset resin formulation and applications for advanced composites, across a plethora of industries, including aerospace. Couple this with his licensing and marketing experience in countries such as China, Korea and India, and it’s clear to see how Dr. Qureshi’s unique skill set will play a key role in helping us to expand our presence in the coatings and composite markets in North America.”

Established in 1980 and based in Standish, England, Bitrez manufactures synthetic resin, catalysts and curing agents using innovative materials for a variety of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, construction, packaging and more.