Rosenow to drive growth in US markets


Hall 4, Stand D48

Keronite, which offers one of the world’s most advanced Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) treatments for light alloys, has appointed Malcolm Rosenow to drive growth across its product range in US aerospace markets.


Malcolm’s career covers over 25 years in product management and new business development roles, focusing on special assignments for executive management to drive growth opportunities into new markets, with new products across the materials sector. He will be tasked with helping Keronite support US aerospace manufacturers and MRO customers seeking new solutions to reduce wear and surface technologies that enable greater use of light alloys – including aluminium, magnesium and titanium – in aircraft design.


Commenting on his appointment, Malcolm said: “I’m delighted to be joining Keronite at what is an incredibly exciting time for both the business and the wider aerospace industry. With an established US capability and approvals already in place from key airframers including Boeing and Sikorsky, we see real opportunities to bring the benefits of Keronite technology to customers across the industry.”


Keronite is the world’s most advanced surface treatment technology for lightweight alloys such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium. It uses Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) – an electrolytic immersion process that passes an electrical current through the surface of a light metal part- to generate a plasma oxide layer that converts the surface into a hard, yet flexible, ceramic layer without bulking out the component.


The process can be honed to offer bespoke solutions for different applications simply by making adjustments to a range of controllable parameters. This means the coating can be engineered to offer multi-functional performance on different parts of the same component: So, where one part of the component might need increased wear resistance; another may need better thermal or aesthetic qualities, all of which can be delivered in one, repeatable treatment process.


Matt Hamblin, CEO of Keronite, added: “I’m really pleased that Malcolm has agreed to join the team and I’m looking forward to working with him to develop our offer for US customers.


“With a full manufacturing and service capability in place at our Greenwood (Indiana) facility, we have seen a 400% increase in sales over the last three years and we’re committed to supporting that growth with further investment over the next 12-24 months.


“As the use of lightweight alloys such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium continues apace across the aerospace industry, we’re excited by the potential for growth in this key industry market and I’m confident Malcolm will play a key role in helping us realise our ambitious growth targets in this market.”


For further information about the Keronite process, visit the team in Hall 4, Stand D48

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