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Our team

Here are the people who make up our leadership team.

Meet some of the people who make Formaplex the leading provider of polymer and composite lightweighting solutions.

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Leadership team.

Meet some of the people behind the business.

Mike Bryant


Mike came to Formaplex in 2016, following a career spanning some 40 years in senior and leadership roles in industry where business growth together with precision and performance are the shared watchwords. He started his career with Ford on a graduate development programme and remained there until his mid 30s before moving on to become Managing Director at United Technologies Automotive. His career has taken him to Europe and the USA where, as MD he led the restructure and integration of the newly acquired Gen Corp business.

Matt Sellens

Commercial Director

Matt is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ industry experience. He joined Formaplex in 2013 initially as Composites Business Development Manager to establish and grow the composite components business and became Sales Director. The strategy has proven successful and Formaplex is now a unique full service supplier and one of the largest composite component suppliers in the UK. As Commercial Director he is responsible for sales across the business. Prior to joining Formaplex, he held senior positions in OEM and engineering consultancy businesses including Daewoo, Ricardo and General Dynamics.

Simon Pattrick

Operations Director

Simon is responsible for overseeing all operations at the company’s four key locations. Since joining Formaplex, Simon has spent a decade in senior roles, building his in-depth knowledge and contributing to all aspects of growth and development of operational systems with a focus on injection moulding, assembly and coatings. Immediately prior to his current position, he was Managing Director of the mouldings, assemblies and coatings division. He started his career in production engineering at Mahle, a leading international partner and supplier to the automotive industry and later with Chemring Countermeasures. He holds a BEng (Hons) from Cranfield University.

Angela Tomkins

HR Manager

Angie leads the HR team which is now responsible for 525 employees across four main locations in the Portsmouth area. She has overseen the development of the HR function as the company has grown significantly over the last 10 years. A member of the CIPD, the leading organisation for personnel professionals, Angie also holds a BSC in Psychology. She champions the company’s scheme to support employees in lifelong learning and skills development through an established apprenticeship programme.

John Nightingale

Finance Director

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Adrian Chapman

Engineering Director

Adrian started his 35-plus years’ engineering career as an apprentice, moving onto design and technical management. He joined Formaplex in 2013 as Group Engineering Director, becoming Managing Director of Design Engineering Services (previously called the tooling division) where he’s overseen the introduction of Formaplex’s ‘tooling centre of excellence’ and a specialist machining facility at the Havant site. A firm supporter of mentoring and skills development through apprenticeship schemes, Adrian’s earlier career included roles at HLM, Tooling Products and immediately prior to joining Formaplex he was UK Manager at Schneider Form, a subsidiary of the leading German toolmaker where he spent 12 years.

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