Bodycote appoints Daniel Dayan as new chair

Bodycote, the Macclesfield-based heat treatment and thermal processing giant, announced it has appointed Daniel Dayan as non-executive chair with effect from January 1, 2022.

Bodycote is the worlds largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services and operates in 22 countries.

The firm improves the properties of metals and alloys for a wide range of manufacturing industries.

“Daniel will succeed Anne Quinn CBE who, as announced on 27 May 2021, informed the board of her intention to retire as chair and step down from the board as part of an orderly transition once a suitable successor had been identified,” said Bodycote.

Daniel brings a wealth of international industrial manufacturing and public company experience to Bodycote.

“Daniel is currently chairman of CellMark AB, the Swedish supply chain services and industrial materials distribution company.

“He has previously held positions as chairman of Low & Bonar plc and non-executive director of Chemring Group plc.

In his executive career he was CEO of Fiberweb plc, the international specialty industrial and construction materials business, for eight years, leading the business through its demerger from BBA Aviation in 2006, until its acquisition and delisting in 2013.

“He has more recently been CEO of global packaging groups, Linpac and Klöckner Pentaplast.

“Daniel spent his early career at Novar plc until 2005, where he held a number of executive positions including chief executive of the Intelligent Building Systems Division.

“Prior to that, Daniel worked at ICI and management consultant, Arthur D Little.

“He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, from the University of Cambridge.”