Integrated Graphene appoints new COO

Posted on 16 Apr 2024 by The Manufacturer

Integrated Graphene, the pioneering company behind Gii™, the high-performance nanomaterial, has announced that Andrew Lacey has been appointed to a newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Andrew will be responsible for developing Integrated Graphene’s global manufacturing capabilities, enabling commercial quantity international selling of Gii™ into North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

Gii™ is a unique carbon-based 3D structure created by Integrated Graphene through a patented manufacturing process. The nanomaterial delivers superior sensitivity, sustainability, transforming commercial products’ capabilities. The company’s customers include point-of-care medical diagnostic tests providers, whose products can detect a wide-range of indications in seconds, anywhere in the world, when powered by Gii™ – from cardiovascular to neurological disorders.

Andrew brings decades of extensive experience in operational leadership, manufacturing operations and commercialisation to Integrated Graphene. A chartered engineer by training, he has created and executed complex manufacturing processes for items big and small, from textiles to automotive. His experience includes developing a new multi-facility manufacturing footprint for Volvo Car Corporation and as General Manager of a $250m business for manufacturing operation of Autoliv, the world’s largest safety supplier, both while working in China. Andrew returned to the UK in 2017 following periods of work in Turkey, Sweden and the UK, consulting for PwC on operational improvement and capital projects for a range of industries.

Andrew Lacey commented: “I am beyond excited to be joining Integrated Graphene at this crucial stage in its growth journey. Our highly-skilled team has developed a truly unique material and proven its effective integration into customers’ products to revolutionise their performance. We are ready to sell Gii into multiple global markets, and I relish the opportunity to fine tune our manufacturing approach and capabilities so that we are able to successfully scale and match the growing global demand, ensuring our customers can continue to lead their markets with unrivalled product performance.”

Jean-Christophe Granier, Chief Executive Officer at Integrated Graphene, added: “Andrew’s appointment underscores Integrated Graphene’s commitment to building a world-class leadership team capable of driving sustainable growth and delivering exceptional value to customers and partners. We are laser-focused on transforming point-of-care medical testing across the world, and I am delighted Andrew will be spearheading the development of our manufacturing capabilities to meet this mission.

“His exceptional leadership skills and deep understanding of operational dynamics will be instrumental in accelerating our growth trajectory and strengthening our position as a global leader in graphene-based technologies.”

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