Dr. Gary Ogden
Technical Manager
Wells Plastics

Gary Ogden has a BSc (Hons) degree in Materials Science from UMIST and a PhD from Loughborough University as well as being a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and a Chartered Scientist with the UK Science Council.  He is Chairman of The Manchester Polymer Group (IOM3) and is currently chairman of the Society of Biodegradable Polymers.

He has over 25 years of experience in the field of speciality additive masterbatch and compounds for film, sheet and wire & cable applications. During this time he has been responsible for the development of novel additive masterbatches to suit customer and market requirements, including an ever increasing demand for multi-component combination types, where potentially detrimental interactions are required to be extensively studied to produce optimum quality product.

He is greatly involved with the political and regulatory aspects of the polymer industry, being a technical lead at ASTM with regards to polymers that degrade on the environment and having been involved with the development of various standards from W&C for rolling stock to natural biodegradable environments, and providing expert evidence and advice to both UK and EU legislative bodies.