Peter gained his PhD at Nottingham University in 1975 before moving into the chemical industry. He was involved in research and development for 7 years before becoming involved in the water soluble polymers business. Initially in technical service he became involved in sales administration, business development and then sales and development. Peter has experience in many market areas including construction, detergent, pharmaceutical and personal care but latterly has focused on the food sector. Experienced with many food approved water soluble polymers his main expertise lies with HPMC, MC and CMC where he headed the technical service and development team and was responsible for management of distributors worldwide and sales development in new overseas areas for Courtaulds Water Soluble Polymers. Peter is now a technical consultant heavily involved with the food business of HPMC/MC products.