Richard Lione has been with Semblant since 2012, where, as project manager, he scheduled a successful scale-up of the Semblant MobileShield™ coating for mass production in China for a major phone company. This led to his current role as product director, in which he is responsible for implementing product strategy and managing new product introductions for customer accounts in Europe.
Notable successes after 20 years working in thin-film industries (organic solar cells, optical discs, bio sensors) in various roles include developing a process for manufacturing recordable CDR discs. This process was adopted in China, and took 70% market share at the height of the 1 billion disc market, generating several million pounds profit.
Richard holds a B.Sc. & Ph.D. chemical physics from the University of Kent, UK as well as a diploma in management. He is also a certified product manager.