The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) has announced that Craig Carr, technology director of Integrated Composite Structures, is its new chair.

He takes over from Ken Smart, executive director of business strategy for McLaren Automotive.

Carr is recognized as a global technical expert supporting GKN’s composites portfolio across its sites and has represented the UK in trade missions to the US. He will work with the CLF, Composites UK, working groups and industry to support the UK composites sector and help it to achieve its predicted growth targets, according to Composites UK.

‘The pressures the industry has experienced over the last year have been great but the opportunity this brings to the different UK composite sectors along with the sustainability challenge is a welcome one and is a golden opportunity to further the UK capability and positioning on a global scale,’ said Craig Carr.

This story uses material from CLF, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.