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CPI Appoint Centre Director for the UK National Formulation Centre

14 July 2015

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has chosen Graeme Cruickshank to lead the UK’s National Formulation Centre, a new UK based open access innovation centre for advanced formulated product design and manufacture.

The £28 million National Formulation Centre is being managed by CPI and brings together leading research, industrial know how and technology infrastructure to provide the environment for companies to accelerate the commercialisation of next generation formulated products.

Graeme Cruickshank joins CPI from Procter and Gamble where he spent 20 years in a range of product design roles across a range of FMCGs and most recently was Global Associate Director for Strategic Alliances and Test Method Development. CPI explains that he brings an impressive track record in leading innovation and delivering value from strategic alliances across the globe. In his new role Graeme will focus on the establishment and management of the centre which will enable the development and manufacture of complex high-value formulated products within the UK by accelerating and de-risking the innovation process.

The centre describes itself as globally unique, and will combine multiple innovation supply chains and world class capability in step change design and mechanistic understanding of complex formulated systems. Working with the National Formulation Centre partners can engage in radical innovation to accelerate the pace of new formulated product and process development which will drive both top line growth and cost productivity improvements for UK based companies.