Decades of research by the Spray Research Group at Salford University, Manchester in the UK resulted in the interlocking patented ‘Bubbly Flow’ technology that is now used by Salvalco Eco-Valves.
The ‘Bubbly Flow’ technology enables aerosols to be propelled successfully by harmless compressed inert gases such as nitrogen, air and carbon dioxide. This is significantly better for the environment and far safer than conventional propellants, most of which are hydrocarbons.
Salvalco, formed in 2013, is the trading name of The Salford Valve Company Ltd, has been established to commercialise this technology working with aerosol manufacturers and fillers around the world.
Paul has 30 years of experience in leading global operations in Personal Care and Home Care with P&G, Unilever, Unilever Prestige, Jeyes and Lornamead. He also has significant experience in Private Equity and Corporate acquisitions through these role as well as during his time with the M&A team at PwC. Paul has been a Board member in several other businesses and is now an independent consultant advising on acquisitions and growth strategy.
Ghasem Nasr is a full Professor with the Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Salford.
He is the Director of the Spray Research Group (SRG), the Petroleum Technology Research Group (PTRG) and the Division of Petroleum and Gas Engineering. He has over 25 years of bringing academic and applied industrial research together – particularly covering innovation management and resource management in the specialist areas of his Research Groups.
The Groups have collaborated and worked on various fundamental and applied research and development projects with over 100 multi-national companies and educational establishments.
Peter joined Salvalco from Aptar Group where he was Sales Director, EMEA. He has over 25 years working in the packaging industry, having worked at Seaquist Closures and as a packaging manager and buyer for Walmart Asda before joining Aptar.
During his time at Aptar, Peter gained extensive experience with multinational and regional customers and was been an integral part of the restructuring and evolution of the Aptar business structure, ensuring the business goals are implemented and delivered successfully.
Neil is an experienced FD and has run HR, IT and Finance in multiple companies. His career began as a qualified accountant and developed into running complex projects and solving difficult business problems. Particularly adept at working with finance and sales teams and the challenges that touch all the different aspects of a business, from initial sale to the end customer experience.
He has delivered multi-million pound business improvement and efficiency programs, led the integration and merger of multiple competitor businesses & turned around poorly performing finance teams. Neil is also an Executive Coach and College Vice Chair Governor.
John Holden is the board director appointed by the Foresight Williams Technology Fund. John has been involved in venture capital for over 20 years, starting with 3i and later with Imperial Innovations, and has been a board member on many and various companies. He has a degree in Politics and Economics from Durham University and an MBA with distinction from Cranfield University. He lives in West Oxfordshire and is a keen Bath Rugby follower.
Tom Goldberg has long experience in international engineering businesses, particularly in UK, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and China.
He is the executive Chairman of AWI Group, which is investing in Salvalco.
He received an MBE for services to international trade, and he has been the Chairman of the Yorkshire & Humberside International Trade Board and the President of the British Constructional Steelwork Association.