Brian is the inventor and developer of Lofrix® and produced the product range after many years of patient trial and error. Brian’s background is in tribology research and development and addressing the problems of friction and heat reduction in industrial equipment. This interest in developing a solution to the perennial problem of friction crystallised and became more focussed in the eighties when Brian began working to achieve a saleable solution. That started the process over many years that led to Lofrix® Original evolving into the range of commercial products available today.


Bob has a Masters in Chemistry together with a Business MBA, the latter gained during 25 years spent working in chemical and industrial gases sectors. Bob’s time was spent working for some of the largest companies in these industries and during his career to date he has gained extensive experience in:

Before joining Lofrix, Bob worked for Business Link North West as a specialist Business Adviser, helping business owners across the North West of England improve their businesses and improve profitability.


Ian is a highly experienced business executive with extensive experience in the nuclear, oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. He has spent much of his career involved in business analysis and business planning, developing corporate awareness and marketing strategies for a range of companies and organisations, including a leading global multi-faceted industrial company.

More recently, working for the Carbon Trust establishing their role in the Northwest, Ian’s emphasis has been on the specific area of environmental sustainability which is now a key component of the industrial paradigm. Prior to joining Lofrix, Ian headed Envirolink’s Energy Team and had responsibility for energy efficiency, renewable energy matters and innovation initiatives in the energy field.


John has a BSc in Computer Studies and worked in the banking and finance sector for over 20 years with a number of internationally recognised banks before joining Business Link in 2001. He has extensive experience of:

Additionally, John has managed teams of upwards of 30 members and prior to joining Lofrix managed a team of specialist Business Advisers at Business Link North West.


Michael has an MSc in Operational Research and his PhD was based upon improving the fuel efficiency of large goods vehicles. He has worked for both the UK and New Zealand Governments’ on a range of fuel efficiency projects. His work has been used in UK Government Best Practice publications and Audio Visual material. He has also undertaken work for both vehicle operators and major manufacturers. One of Michael’s key strengths is in the establishing of robust test methodologies and the application of rigorous analytical techniques to the subsequent data. He is recognised as an international expert in his field and has presented and lectured all over the world.