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Ilika is pleased to announce the appointment of the JGW Group (“JGW”) to help develop new business opportunities primarily in the US aerospace and defence sectors. JGW, which is headquartered in Virginia, is well placed to access US Department of defence sites and has a proven track record of helping clients secure government contracts.

Alongside JGW, the Company announces the appointment of Stuardo Robles as a new business development director. Stuardo is a senior engineer and marketing professional with more than fifteen years of comprehensive business and technical leadership in manufacturing systems and related services in the global semiconductor industry, primarily with Applied Materials Inc.


Ilika has extended its relationship with Blue Rise Partners (“Blue Rise”). In addition to representing Ilika in the electronics and energy sectors, Blue Rise has appointed Takashi Matsui who will seek out opportunities for the company in the bio-medical sector.

Takeshi Ishikawa, business development director for Asia who has been with the company since 2005 and instrumental in the securing of a number of significant contracts, is relocating to Tokyo to spend more time addressing the increased interest that the Company is enjoying from Japanese multinationals.

Graeme Purdy, Ilika’s CEO, commented:

“These appointments significantly strengthen Ilika’s ability to support its existing customer base and market its services to a much wider audience.”Ilika Plc expands its business development activities in the US and Asia"