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Welcoming Neil Ryan as our new CEO

Neil Ryan

As we enter a new year of business for LIGNIA, we’re also welcoming a new CEO to our company.

Neil Ryan, who has a background in the chemical industry, will be replacing our CEO of five years, Hans Ng.

We’re delighted to welcome Neil into the LIGNIA family. He brings with him a wealth of management experience, including 25 years with Dow Chemical. His knowledge and experience will enable LIGNIA to continue to grow in the global timber market in 2020 and beyond.

And it’s not goodbye for Hans either – he’ll be staying with LIGNIA on a full-time basis and will focus on business development. With a background in the international timber trade as well as the marine industry, Hans is keen to continue further developing LIGNIA’s business model with our commercial colleagues.

Hans has led the development of LIGNIA over the last few years from a start-up business to a global award-winning manufacturer with three branded products in both the marine and construction sectors. The change in leadership was solely his decision and was made due to changes in his personal life.

2020 will be a significant year for LIGNIA. We’re working with distributors worldwide to supply our modified timber to the construction and yacht markets and we have plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline. We're looking forward to the year ahead, with Neil at the helm. 

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