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Brayshaw joins Wagon group

Wagon Industrial, the precision engineering and automotive group, has appointed Nick Brayshaw as chief executive.

Brayshaw replaces John Hudson, who resigned five months ago.

The new boss comes from Caradon, where he was most recently chief executive of the doors and windows division, and before that chief executive of the automotive and specialist engineering division. A graduate engineer, Brayshaw joined Caradon when it was owned by RTZ.

* Robert Fisher, TI board director responsible for Asia Pacific, has taken over from Brian Walsh as group vice chairman. Fisher retains his responsibilities for the Asia Pacific region. Walsh, who was also group finance director, is retiring from the board. He will remain as a consultant.

Fisher joined the board in 1992, after promotion from TI subsidiary John Crane, where he was chief executive.

* Gerrit Aronson, formerly director of human resources with Glaxo-Wellcome, has also joined the board, to do the same job.

* TI’s new finance director, Martin Angle, appointed in February, began his job last week. Angle joins from the international banking sector.

The UK Offshore Operators Association has appointed two executive officers to replace two who have left the association in the past few months.

* Bob Connon comes from Chevron UK where he is managing director. Mark Hope, UK director of Enterprise Oil joins him.

The two new officers replace Malcolm Gourlay, whose company Clyde Petroleum was taken over by Gulf Canada Resources earlier this year, and Peter Schweinhager, previously managing director of Deminex UK Oil & Gas.

* Mannesmann Rexroth, has made two management changes following the promotion of UK managing director Gerd Lampe to the position of president at its South Korean division Rexroth Seki Co.

* Mannesmann has promoted John Willmott to managing director, after joining the group as financial director.

* Paul Cooke, formerly engineering manager, is now director of the Hydraulics Division.

* Richardsons Westgarth, steel stockholder and processor, has moved some of managing director Philip Hurst’s responsibilities so that he can expand the group. Paul Taylor, executive director, takes on General Steels. Hurst’s responsibility for two Armstrong Steel sites will go to Greg Armstrong, executive director responsible for Armstrong Steels.

Microtech Group, part of the PCB manufacturing division of Intelek Group, has appointed Martin Corrigan as managing director.

Corrigan comes from Signum Circuits, where he was manufacturing director.

Pangborn Corporation, the Sheffield-based manufacturer of industrial surface preparation equipment and systems, has made Steve Cooper managing director.

Rocol, the lubricant manufacturer, has appointed Paul Barnard as managing director. Barnard comes from Loctite, where he was general manager.