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The Board of Element Six is pleased to announce the appointment of Siobhán Duffy as the company's new CEO with effect from 1st February, 2023.
With over 30 years’ experience with Element Six, Siobhán is currently Executive Director for Sales and Marketing.
Since joining Element Six in 1989 as Quality Engineer in Micron Production, then moving into Business Management for the Precision Grinding and Micron unit, Siobhán has held a series of senior management positions, leading the Oil & Gas business unit through unprecedented growth and, subsequently, heading the Element Six Innovation function as Executive Director from July 2014. Under her stewardship, the Innovation teams at Element Six accelerated the company’s journey towards new applications and technologies, leading to significant milestones in established industries, as well as important developments in new areas of emerging technologies.
2016 saw Element Six win the public vote at the European Business Awards, demonstrating how its customers and key stakeholders value the company’s business and support its success. In 2018, the same year she was appointed Executive Director for Sales and Marketing, Siobhán was named in the Cranfield School of Management “100 Women to Watch” list, in recognition of her leadership and her inspirational role as one of the top female business talents in the UK.
Siobhán possesses a wealth of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide experience, and has consistently supported customers throughout the development of engineered advanced material solutions for their given industrial technology applications.
Following her appointment, Siobhán said: “I am excited to progress the work we started and take the company and our teams forward. The successes achieved over the years would have not been possible without them and I firmly believe that passionate, talented people are the best, most important asset a company could ask for. By pulling together, I look forward to accelerating Element Six’s journey of growth, maintaining what the business is good at while seeking new opportunities and partnerships along the way. ”
Commenting on the announcement, Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group and Chairman, Element Six, said: "I congratulate Siobhán on her appointment as CEO of Element Six. Siobhán brings over 30 years of international leadership and experience and is the ideal candidate to continue driving the company’s strategic journey, nurturing existing partnerships and fostering new exciting opportunities for the business.”
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About Element Six
Element Six, part of the De Beers Group, is a world-leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide advanced material solutions. The company operates worldwide with primary manufacturing facilities in Germany, Ireland, South Africa, the UK and US. Element Six uses the extreme properties of synthetic diamond to open up new possibilities in areas such as quantum optics, acoustics, power transmission, water treatment, thermal management and sensors. The company’s advanced material solutions are used in a wide rage of applications across multiple industries including manufacturing in the Automotive and Consumer Electronics industries, cutting and drilling in the Oil & Gas industry, and in components for Mining, Road & Wear applications.