Andy Hopkinson

Managing Director

  • Expertise: Chemical Resistance Coatings
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
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Andy joined the coating industry in 1993 in the technical support and new product development laboratories of a leading marine coating supplier. He spent 9 years working with all coating types whilst studying part time to achieve a 1st class honours degree.

The subsequent 3 years were spent as an independent coating consultant covering projects from software development, coating strategy development to failure investigations with marine, offshore, yacht and land-based facilities.

He has had extensive experience in the marine and protective coatings industry in business development, technical services and sales management. Prior to joining Safinah, Andy was Global Business Development Manager for Tank Linings, North Europe Technical Services Manager followed by Marine Sales Manager; UK, Benelux and Nordics for one of the world’s largest coating companies.