Barry Crowley appointed Chief Financial Officer for MBA Polymers

Barry Crowley

We’re delighted to welcome Barry Crowley to MBA Polymers as our new Chief Financial Officer.

Barry joins from Edwards Group where for the last eight years he has been Group Financial Controller. Edwards is a leading global supplier of vacuum equipment and technology services. It was acquired by private equity investors in 2007, successfully listed on NASDAQ in 2012 and acquired by Atlas Copco a Swedish based global industrial company in January 2014.

Before joining Edwards, he was responsible for financial business change management at RWE npower. Prior to that had a 13 year career with GlaxoSmithKline as Director, Business Development (UK Financial Services), Corporate Accounting Manager and Accounting Development Manager, He trained as an accountant with KPMG in Ireland, and is member of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Nigel Hunton, MBA’s Chief Executive commented, “Barry brings exactly the right financial experience to MBA Polymers at this important stage of our development. He has a record of leading financial transformation in Edwards from the carve-out from The BOC Group, acquisition by private equity, an IPO and finally a trade sale. Importantly for us, this experience has has also been coupled with delivering organisational change within major blue-chip companies arising from organic growth, acquisitions and mergers and implementing the necessary financial reporting, systems and processes. We welcome Barry to a fast-growing business starting to make a real impact in the world of recycled plastics.”