New Technical Director joins Zircotec Group from leading international surface solutions provider.

Zircotec Group are increasing their technical capability by appointing Simon Hiiemae as Technical Director. The move aims to broaden the company’s portfolio of thermal barrier solutions for the automotive industry following an increased demand for wear resistant and anti-corrosion coatings.

Hiiemae joins from a leading international surface solutions company, where he spent over a decade in senior roles working across pioneering surface engineering projects. His role will support the company’s recent investments into the development of a new R&D facility amongst a number of other technical development projects.

The Zircotec group have identified benefits of its plasma spray coating technology that go beyond advanced thermal management, and testing has shown that the technology can be used to improve corrosion and wear resistance. Simon has the proven expertise and diverse market knowledge to work with the Zircotec technology to solve some interesting challenges within not only the Automotive Industry, but a wider range of industries as well.

“I am delighted to join such an ambitious, pioneering company that has made its name in the development of truly market-leading technologies and which is investing heavily in the future.  I am looking forward to helping the company thrive and inspire continued growth.” Comments Hiiemae. 

As well as working to diversify Zircotec’s product range, Hiiemae will also utilise experience garnered in the space, aerospace, industrial, defence, automotive, architectural, maritime and deep-sea industries to enhance the companies state-of-the-art technologies, and optimise existing processes.

“Originally developed for the British nuclear industry and then adopted by Formula 1, Zircotec’s plasma spray coating can be developed for even harsher environments and higher temperatures without negatively impacting production or point of sale costs.” Hiiemae concludes.

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