Surface Transforms Names New COO

LIVERPOOL, U.K. – Surface Transforms (AIM:SCE), manufacturers of carbon fiber reinforced ceramic automotive brake discs, announced the appointment of Stephen Easton as the new (non-board) Chief Operating Officer, effective September 4, 2023.  Easton joins the company from SGL Carbon where he is currently U.K. Managing Director.

During his 16-year tenure at SGL Carbon, a graphite and fiber manufacturing company, he has held various leadership positions both in the U.K. and U.S., specializing in carbon and oxidized fiber.

Prior to this, he worked in a number of different operational roles for Brand-Rex, a cable manufacturing company.  He holds an honors degree in Manufacturing Engineering & Management from the University of Dundee.

Easton’s appointment is a further step in the strengthening of the company’s senior management team to ensure the company successfully delivers its current manufacturing expansion plan and financial transformation into a high revenue growth and profitable business. This includes the delivery of its £290m (lifetime value) order book and £393m (lifetime value) prospective contract pipeline.

Kevin Johnson, CEO of Surface Transforms said “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to this senior role in the company. In particular, the combination of his extensive manufacturing engineering experience, his highly relevant expertise in building and operating high temperature manufacturing plants and his people management skills are well suited to our current and future requirements.  We look forward to working with Stephen as the company executes it growth plans.”

About Surface Transforms

Surface Transforms plc. (AIM:SCE) develops and produces carbon‐ceramic material automotive brake discs. The company is the U.K.’s only manufacturer of carbon‐ceramic brake discs, and only one of two mainstream carbon ceramic brake disc companies in the world, serving customers that include major original-equipment manufacturers in the global automotive markets.


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