A well-known face within the insulation manufacturing industry for almost four decades, Adrian Bold is retiring from his role as Technical Director at Knauf Insulation.
With more than 37 years service within the business under his belt, Adrian’s expert knowledge of insulation processes, products and technology has made considerable contributions towards the development of the organisation.
Adrian first joined Knauf Insulation under its previous guise of Pilkington Glass in 1973, where he started work as a glass carrier. He quickly moved into the Insulation R&D team and by 1984 he was manager of the Insulation Physics Laboratory, during which time he was awarded a degree in Applied Physics.
In the late 1980s, Adrian relocated to South Wales where he took up the role of Technical and Engineering Manger at the Cwmbran manufacturing plant, before returning to the St Helens headquarters in 1995 to undertake the roles of Technical Project Leader and then International Environmental Leader.
In 1999 he was made the Manager of the Cwmbran insulation manufacturing plant and then, in 2001 was appointed UK Technical Director. Following the acquisition of the business by Knauf Insulation, he became Process Systems and Regulatory Affairs Director for the growing European business and served on the Eurima Technical and Environmental Committees. In 2008 he joined the Knauf Insulation Northern European team as Technical Director, again having a significant role in the UK Trade Association MIMA
John Sinfield, managing director – Northern Europe at Knauf Insulation, said: “Adrian has made an enormous contribution both to Knauf Insulation and to the industry as a whole and he will be greatly missed. I wish him well for a long and happy retirement.”
Adrian said: “I have been fortunate to have worked my whole career in an industry which makes such a huge contribution to economic and environmental well-being and to have made such good friends and colleagues on the way. My thanks to John Sinfield and the team at Knauf Insulation for a very happy cooperation in recent years – and a great send off! ”