Celebrating 40 Years in the Timber Industry

July 26th 2018

Charles Atkin started his wood protection career at our UK Castleford site on 3rdJuly 1978.

40 years on and today Charles is a key figure in our influential regulatory team, helping to keep Lonza and our customers ahead of the ever changing regulatory requirements across all of our markets.

Tony Kelly, business director for Lonza Wood Protection EMEA, recognised the loyalty and skills of Charles. ’40 years is a true commitment to any industry and Charles has certainly played key roles over that time in helping us to become the leading name in wood protection and continually moving us forward in supplying invaluable services to our customers. Our congratulations and thanks go to Charles on this real milestone in his career.’

‘Charles leads our global team of experienced regulatory experts to make sure our current and future products are used in a safe and responsible manner. Charles is also directly involved in a wide range of industry bodies. He acts as the primary interpreter of the laws and regulations for Lonza, as well as being influential in defending the needs of the timber pre-treatment industry as a whole.’