As announced early this year, Carl Francis has decided to step down as P2i’s CEO and retire from the Board, having led the Company since 2008. “P2i is a great company, and I am so proud of it….great people, game-changing products, and a technology second-to-none. We at P2i have single-handedly developed the entire functional nano-coating industry.”
The team at the Monthly Droplet asked Carl to comment on the things of which he is most proud. “It’s a long list” he says. “We introduced the concept of liquid repellency to the consumer electronics industry. We built a system able to integrate within our customer’s ultra-high volume manufacturing volumes. We have won just about every award you can think of, including four years as ‘the most innovative company in Europe’….there are just so many things to be proud of”.
Oh, come on, we pushed. Pick the biggest one. “Hitting 100 million smartphones processed with our technology earlier this year” he said simply. “That was the ‘biggie’ for me.”
P2i Chairman Nigel Young said “Carl has been the driving force in moving P2i from a pre-revenue tech start up to the dominant global force in functional nano-coatings today. We thank him for his great work and wish him all the best going forward”.