Simon J. Newman is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynacast International, a position he has held since 2002. He leads the world’s largest manufacturer of small metal components. There are 22 factories worldwide, producing products used in the Electronics, Automotive, Healthcare, Hardware and Computer markets.
Mr. Newman joined Dynacast in 1979 and rose through the ranks, spending time in all areas of the business, including Finance, Quality, Engineering, Customer Service, Manufacturing and Sales. After successfully managing and building a new factory in California he was promoted to the position of VP Operations for the SPM group, a plastics company acquired by Dynacast. He spent two years in this role before becoming the President of Dynacast North America, a position he held before becoming the CEO in 2002.
Mr. Newman studied Mechanical Engineering in England and after moving to the USA in 1991, he continued his studies and graduated with a BS degree in Operations Management.
Adrian Murphy – EVP, CFO
Adrian Murphy is the Dynacast Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, a position he has held since 2005. Mr. Murphy has an undergraduate degree in economics and business and is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in Manchester, England. Since leaving public accounting, his career has focused on engineering and component manufacturing industries.
Mr. Murphy first joined Dynacast in 1990 to undertake a reorganization project in New York, and was subsequently appointed as Dynacast Group Financial Controller in the UK head office. Following the acquisition of SPM by Dynacast in 1995, Mr. Murphy relocated to Anaheim, California as VP Finance for the new division.
Mr. Murphy left Dynacast in 1997 to join Kane Magnetics International where he served as CFO until 2002. Kane was a leveraged buy-out from the Stackpole Corporation, based in Pennsylvania, manufacturing engineered magnetic systems. In 2002 he joined Linamar Corporation, a Canadian automotive component and systems manufacturer, and was based in Ohio where he was Director of Finance for the Engine Division. Mr. Murphy rejoined Dynacast as CFO in 2005 and is based in the corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
David J Angell – EVP, Asia
David J Angell is the Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific region. Since moving to Singapore in 2002, the region has seen significant organic growth, with a new facility constructed in Dongguan, China in 2009; an additional Shanghai, China facility in 2012; and an expansion in Batam, Indonesia in 2013.
Mr. Angell joined Dynacast in 1993 as a management trainee, after graduating with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham. After spending two years based in the UK, he moved to the USA gaining experience in all aspects of the business and was made General Manager of Dynacast Lake Forest in 1999. He moved to Spartanburg, SC in 2000 and was also responsible for facilities in Texas and Mexico before moving to Singapore.
Josef Ungerhofer – EVP, Europe
Josef Ungerhofer is currently the Executive Vice President, Europe. After joining Dynacast in 1989, Mr. Ungerhofer worked as Sales Engineer and Sales Manager with part time responsibility for Engineering before being promoted to General Manager of Dynacast Austria in 2000.
Prior to joining Dynacast, Josef worked as Supervisor for Huick, a felt manufacturer for paper machines, and as a Manager of Tooling and Engineering for NSW, which mass produces fasteners. Josef holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has completed additional coursework in finance and management at Warwick Business School in London and St. Gallen Management & Business School in Switzerland.
Tom Kerscher – EVP, Int'l Business Development
Thomas C. Kerscher is the Executive Vice President of International Business Development for Dynacast. He manages a team of account executives who are responsible for aligning Dynacast’s capabilities with the needs of multinational customers. The ultimate goal of this group is to fuel the growth of Dynacast’s business units worldwide.
Mr. Kerscher joined Dynacast in 1997 after spending several years in the thermoplastic injection molding industry. After managing the sales team for Dynacast’s California factory, he moved on to the role of Strategic Account Manager based in North America. More recently, he was responsible for managing several Fortune 500 accounts for Dynacast before creating the International Business Development group.
Mr. Kerscher graduated from Marquette University in 1990, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing.