Blachford UK Ltd., a location of the Blachford Acoustics Group, has announced that Managing Director Jason Lippitt will be resigning from the company effective this November. Lippitt purchased the then TMAT Acoustic Technologies in 2011 and has been aboard as Managing Director since its acquisition by Blachford in 2015. Jason’s contributions to Blachford UK (sometimes referred to as BUK) have been considerable. The company will continue to thrive due to his hard work and dedication.
With Lippitt’s departure, Patrick Thompson, Blachford UK’s current Sales Director, will transition into a new Blachford UK’s Sales and Innovation Director position. In this new role, Thompson will oversee Sales, Research & Development, and Project Management. He will report to the President of Blachford Acoustics Group, Matt Taub, who rejoined the company last Summer. In addition to Thompson’s new role, Blachford UK will be hiring an Operations Director who will also report to Taub.
Laura Bawden will continue in her Finance Director position, reporting to the CFO of Blachford, Dave McCoy, who is based in Canada. Ken Kendall will continue in his current role as Technical Director and will report to Thompson.
Owner and Chairperson John Blachford had this to say about the changes, “I am very pleased that Patrick has accepted the Sales and Innovation Director position. Laura, Patrick, and Ken have all made big contributions to the success of BUK. Although Matt has been with us only since last August, he is doing a terrific job managing our acoustical materials business in North America. I am very confident that he will lead BUK to significant improvements in many areas and build upon Jason’s many achievements.”