Accsys Technologies has appointed John Alexander as head of product development.

He joins Accsys from BSW Timber where he was head of business development and led the research and planning that resulted in Accoya wood’s successful introduction to the UK market.

Mr Alexander received a bachelor’s degree in wood science from Bangor University in Wales and a masters degree in wood science from the University of Maine, US, where he was graduate student of the year 2000. He began his career in North America as a research manager at Jeld-Wen, before joining BSW Timber in 2003.

Accsys CEO Paul Clegg said Mr Alexander was “deeply knowledgeable about timber products and modified wood”.