Richard Wall

BSc. (Hons) Chem. Eng.

Richard specializes in coaching and training in project and operations management and in providing consultancy support to active projects and manufacturing operations. He also has extensive experience of the use of Lean manufacturing techniques in Industry.

Richard has over 35 years experience in the chemical industry working for multi-national companies in the UK, Europe and Asia. He has particular expertise in managing large complex capital projects in China and SE Asia and the cultural and practical challenges involved.

Before becoming a consultant, Richard was the Asia Manufacturing Director for Allnex Ltd, a global coating resins and additives company, where he was based in Singapore for several years.

Before that he worked for 23 years for DSM, a Dutch based life science and materials science business where he held several senior manufacturing, project director and manufacturing excellence program management roles as well as some time spent in product management and general management business roles.

Prior to that Richard worked for Doverstrand (SBR Rubber Latex), National Starch & Chemical (Adhesives) and started his career with Impala Platinum Refineries in South Africa.

During his career Richard has had several interesting assignments where he has been based abroad for many years in South Africa, The Netherlands, China and Singapore and has vast experience of the issues relating to Project Management and Manufacturing in these different regions with their different cultures.

Richard is an experienced presenter having provided in house training in Project Management, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing Excellence for his previous employers.

Richard trained as a Chemical Engineer gaining his degree at Manchester University (UMIST) in 1983.

Mike Rawlins portrait photograph