Meet the Team

Russell Booth

Managing Director Of European Business
Deeside UK

25 years experience in the Thermochromic Materials Industry 1987 to 1991 - Production & Set Up Hallcrest Liquid Crystal Division 1992 to 1998 – International Sales Manager, 1999 to 2001 – VP of Operations, 2002 to date – Managing Director of European Businesses LCR Hallcrest.
Education: HND in Business

Rocco Sapienza, Jr.

VP Operations North America
Glenview, IL

25 years experience in Liquid Crystal Industry: Production Assistant for Hallcrest, Inc., from 1986 to 1992; Sales Representative for Hallcrest, Inc. from 1992 - 1995. Founded Liquid Crystal Resources, Inc.(currently LCR Hallcrest) in 1998; Acting VP of Operations for LCR Hallcrest from 1998 to present.
Education: BS in Finance - Illinois State University

Toby Armstrong

General Manager
Deeside, UK

18 years experience in the Thermochromic Materials Industry 1997 to 2003 – Hallcrest Irreversible Laboratory Manager 2004 to 2007 – TMC Hallcrest Technical Sales Manager 2008 to date – TMC Hallcrest General Manager of UK Operations.
Education: BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry

Chris Chapman

R&D Manager
Deeside, UK

35 years’ experience in Thermochromics. 1981 to date -Development of thermal melt chemicals in Thermax range. Laboratory manager for irreversible chemicals. 1986 -1990 -Development of cholesteric and chiral nematic liquid formulations and inks. Development of low temperature Chillchecker indicators. 1982 to date - Thermal paint development and calibration work. Development of colour change crayons. 2000 – date - Chromazone thermochromic production, development of inks. Development of Kromagen irreversible thermochromics. R&D management for irreversible products including interests in melt chemicals, irreversible and reversible indicators, hydrochromic indicators. Regulatory compliance work including safety data sheet preparation. Health and safety in laboratories and production – COSHH.

Philippe Marrec

Head of Thermochromics
Deeside, UK

17 years’ experience in the Leuco Dye based thermochromic materials. 2004 -2006: RD manager for the ChromaZone range at TMC Hallcrest. 2006-2010: Technical Sales manager for the ChromaZone Range at TMC Hallcrest. Head of Thermochromics for ChromaZone range at TMC Hallcrest 2010 to date.
Education: PhD in organic chemistry

Stephen Preston

Sales Manager
Deeside, UK

27 years experience specialising in Thermal Measurement with TMC Hallcrest (1988 – current).
Education: City & Guilds in Engineering, Riversdale Marine Engineering College - Liverpool

Sian Griffiths

Customer Support Team Leader
Deeside, UK

12 years experience within the TMC/LCR Hallcrest Sales and Customer Support Department (2003 – current).
Education: Business Administration NVQ – Coleg Cambria

Jennifer Williams

Order Processor
Deeside, UK

12 years’ experience within the TMC Hallcrest Sales and Customer Support Department (2003 – current).
Education: Business Administration NVQ – Coleg Cambria

Paul Krueger

Operations Manager
Glenview, IL

24 years experience in Liquid Crystal Industry: Chemist for Hallcrest, Inc. (1990 to 1992): Lab Manager for Hallcrest, Inc. (1992 – 1998); Founding team member of Liquid Crystal Resources, Inc., (1998); LCR Hallcrest Operations Manager (1998 – Current)
Education: BS in Chemistry - Illinois State University

Charles Sapienza

Director, Engineering and R&D
Glenview, IL

40 years manufacturing engineering experience: Project Engineer - Sargent and Lundy (1974 - 1980); Controls and Automation Project Engineer Abbott Laboratories ( 1981 - 1985); Manager Equipment Engineering - Abbott Laboratories (1985 - 1990) Manager, Manufacturing Technology Development, Abbott Laboratories (1991 -2010); Director, Engineering and R&D - LCR Hallcrest (2010 – current).
Education: BS, MS Engineering, University of Illinois.

John Romano

Director, Sales and Marketing
Glenview, IL

13 years of Liquid Crystal Experience: Sales Representative - Mead Johnson (1975-77); Gambro - Sales Representative (1977 - 1978); Product Manager Dialysis - Gambro (1979-1981); Director of Marketing - Gambro (1981-1983); Division Manager - Gambro (1983-1985); Vice President Sales - Biosearch (1986-1990); President - Beech Medical (1991-1999); Vice President Sales - Medical Indicators (2000-2005); Director Sales and Marketing - LCR Hallcrest (2006-Present).
Education: BA, St. Leo University, MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology

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