Belfast Telegraph

MD makes move from cameras to chemicals

By Staff Reporter

The managing director of Northern Ireland digital camera maker Andor is moving on after five years in the role.

Gary Wilmot is leaving the west Belfast-based business - which is now part of Oxford Instruments plc - to join Kilwaughter Minerals in Larne.

Mr Wilmot is replacing Simon McDowell, who is now taking on a non-executive director position on the board of Kilwaughter.

Kilwaughter supplies chemical products to construction and agriculture and is known for its K Rend and Kilwaughter Lime products. It has offices in St Helens, Glasgow and Cork, as well as its headquarters in Larne.

Its holding company posted pre-tax profits of £7.7m for the 12 months to April 30, 2018.

Despite being 17% down on the 2017 figure, Kilwaughter's turnover rose 3.5% to £33.7m. Last year it announced the acquisition of Alumasc Facades.

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