Company Profile

Surfaceskins Limited was born from a collaboration between the textile product and process development specialists Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute Ltd. (NIRI) and a team of industrial design consultants, Simon Scott-Harden (ZELOcreative) and Adam Walker (Lensnectar). One of the team was visiting a surgery, when they noticed how dirty the door plates were. This sparked the idea for a simple, low-cost, retro-fit, antibacterial fitting for doors. Hundreds of prototypes later the Surfaceskins door pushpad was launched in 2016. The Surfaceskins range of products has been developed by a team combining experienced business acumen, technical expertise and healthcare sector knowledge.

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Brian Waligora
CEO

With over 25 years in international business experience working both with start-ups and major multi-nationals, Brian brings his experience of brand building and business acumen to the team at Surfaceskins.

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Chris Fowler
Managing Director

Chris has held senior management positions in multinational organisations within the healthcare sector and has successfully launched innovative impactful medical products into the UK, Europe & the USA.

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Professor Stephen Russell
Technical Director

Steve is an internationally-renowned nonwoven materials specialist with experience of fundamental and applied research in nonwoven science and technology. He oversees technical direction to the development of products and manufacturing methods. 

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Adam Walker
Technical Sales & Marketing Director

Adam has operational responsibility for marketing and the supply chain. Adam has a BSc Industrial Product Design degree from De Montfort University and has worked on many technically-demanding, high profile design projects and driven new products to international markets.

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Simon Scott-Harden
NPD Director

Simon has a MSc and BEng in Engineering Design and is responsible for design of the Surfaceskins products, ensuring optimal and consistent product functionality and quality. Simon has a broad background in design and has designed many products that have been successfully commercialised.

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Mike Rogers
Finance Director

Mike previously held several senior roles with Lloyds TSB Corporate, latterly working closely with a wide range of businesses developing and implementing plans to improve business and financial performance.

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Joanna Krzyzaniak
Operations Manager

Joanna is responsible for the technical development and commercial scale-up of the Surfaceskins product range. She has an Engineering degree in Textiles from the Technical University of Łódź, Poland, specialising in nonwoven fabrics.

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Dr Andrew Hewitt
Technical & Marketing Manager

Andrew has over twenty years experience in the development and international commercialisation of technical textile products and processes. He has a PhD in nonwoven textiles from the University of Leeds, and a Masters Degree in Polymer Science from the University of Lancaster.