UK advanced materials and technology firm Hypetex, the world’s first manufacturer of coloured carbon fibre, has appointed Michael Dowse as a non-executive director and Board member.
Dowse brings a huge amount of experience across sport and retail, following leadership roles at some of the biggest sports organisations and companies in the world. He was a global director for Nike before becoming president and general manager outdoor Americas for Amer Sports, managing brands such as Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Suunto.
As president of Wilson Sporting Goods (2013-2019), Dowse led 1,500+ colleagues in delivering the company’s global strategy, corporate operations, and manufacturing across more than 160 countries. He then took up the prestigious position of CEO and executive director of the United States Tennis Association (2020-2022), the largest governing body in the sport.
Dowse will join a high-level group of advisors at Hypetex, which includes Board chairman Neil MacDougall and former Diageo chief financial officer Nick Rose. They will support CEO Marc Cohen and chief technology officer Nigel Dunlea as they continue to expand the company’s presence in sport and other sectors worldwide.
Hypetex is changing the way industry uses advanced materials through developing lightweight and performance-based products, offering a premium technical material that helps improve efficiencies and reduces net environmental impact and cost.
Hypetex advanced coloured materials enable sustainable in-mould technology that offers an efficient alternative to painting, with inherent colour and without any technical compromise, maintaining and often improving performance properties.
Michael Dowse said: “Hypetex is an incredibly exciting company at the forefront of advanced composites. This sector is growing rapidly, especially in its application to sporting equipment and I’m eager to support this growth through utilising my network and experience.”
Marc Cohen added: “To bring in someone of Michael’s stature and capability is a true testament to the progress that Hypetex has made. I could not imagine a more perfect addition to our board and I’m excited to see how we grow from here.”
Hypetex is an award-winning technology company, pioneering in colouring high performance advanced engineered materials. Its dedicated engineers have spent more than 20 years refining materials for optimum performance in Formula 1 and are now applying that experience and knowledge to projects in major industries worldwide through the manufacturing and supply of its advanced materials and technical support to a growing customer base.