Technical manager retires after long career with Chemique Adhesives

After 34 years with UK adhesives manufacturer Chemique Adhesives, John Bellerby stepped down as technical manager at the end of July.

John started his career in adhesives in 1977 as a quality control laboratory assistant at Evode in Stafford (Evo-Stik) where after six years of training including day release, he graduated and joined the research and development team as a chemist. John joined Chemique Adhesives as a chemist in 1988 and after taking on several roles within the rapidly growing company he became technical manager in 1995.

Over the last three decades, John has been responsible for all technical aspects, having designed and developed a comprehensive library of adhesives, as well as providing specialist support and adhesive knowledge to both customers and colleagues.

Stuart Francis, managing director of Chemique Adhesives commented: “John has given an amazing 34 years of service and his adhesive expertise and extensive understanding of polymer chemistry has been invaluable to the business. I would like to personally thank John for his hard work and dedication to serving our customers as well as helping the business to grow over the years.”

John said: “I’m looking forward to my retirement and spending time with my grandkids that I missed out on with my own kids. The early years at Chemique did involve a lot of commitment but they were exciting and very enjoyable times.”

John now plans to spend his time not driving up and down the M6 every day, relaxing, taking his dog for long walks and improving his health and well-being.

Everyone at Chemique Adhesives wishes John the very best for a long and happy retirement.

Chemique Adhesives

Unit 21 Empire Close
Brickyard Road

+44 (0)1922 459321

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