Our Team

Established in 1974, we have almost 50 years of experience in developing innovative water-based additives and dispersions for the polymer, latex, coatings and adhesives industries that enhance our customers’ product performance.

Over 20% of our team are trained chemists with extensive industry knowledge of dispersions, customer applications, and markets.

Meet the Aquaspersions Team

Dr Alan Bewsher

Group Chief Executive Officer

Alan is Group CEO of Aquaspersions and sits on our board of directors.

Before becoming CEO in 2021, Alan held several senior management positions within the organisation, having joined the business in 2002.

He headed the management buyout of Aquaspersions Group with CBPE Capital (CBPE) and has played a key role in the company’s transformation from family-owned business to one more deeply focused on customers, innovation, sustainability, and higher growth.

Steve Mackenzie 

Group Manufacturing Director

Steve joined Aquaspersions in 2017 as production manager and became the Aquaspersions Group Manufacturing Director in 2021.

He sits on the board of directors and is accountable for global operations, manufacturing performance, plant engineering and has recently been overseeing the company’s expansion efforts, including the build of our new manufacturing facility in Louisiana, USA.

Dr Shayel Ahmed 

Sales Director

Shayel leads the Aquaspersions sales and marketing team in the position of Sales Director.

He is responsible for increasing sales and leading the growth plan for Aquaspersions UK, globally. Shayel brings more than 20 years of techno-commercial sales, marketing, and management experience to Aquaspersions, having held senior positions in the UK and Europe across various businesses within the polymer and chemical industry.

Dr Mark Moody 

Global Market Development Manager

Mark has over 30 years of industry experience in key account, sales, product marketing, business development, and technical roles, gained within polymer, plastic additives, and specialty chemical industries.

Michael Wain

Business Development Manager

Based in Manchester, UK, Mike supports the growth strategies at Aquaspersions, with a particular focus on new business. Mike holds a BSc in Chemistry and 10 years of experience within the chemical industry, and specialises in key account management, product marketing, business development, and technical problem-solving for Aquaspersions.

James Speak

Sales Manager

James supports the growth of Aquaspersions biopolymer business, focused on delivering sustainable coatings to the food packaging industry.

Having spent over a decade in a mix of technical and commercial roles related to speciality chemicals, he brings experience taking products from research and development through to commercialisation.


Aquaspersions includes many specialists with a shared ambition to be curious, develop and problem-solve challenges for our customers.

We are practical and go the extra mile to identify and develop solutions using our water-based dispersions which add value to our customers end applications.

We are always collaborative and technically enthusiastic to understand unmet customer application needs. Every role from the office to the shop-floor plays an important part and contributes to the success of our business.



At Aquaspersions, it’s all about innovating dispersions and bringing value to our customer applications.

As a team, we value collaboration and working together to solve problems. We inspire, encourage and foster personal growth. We are a well-established organisation which is looking to evolve and take the next growth steps in our business.

Aquaspersions’ success is directly related to our people and the talent we have in our teams across Europe, The Americas and Asia.

If you are ready to be curious, go the extra mile and are a team player – come and join our team! We are keen to hear from you.


Would you like to know more about us? See what our people have to say.

“The key to the continued success of Aquaspersions UK is its people and teams. Each member of our team is valued for their different strengths, talents, and contributions they make to our business every day.

Our UK team operates as a “family” and one comprehensive group which shares a passion to deliver the best product, going the extra mile and always ensuring customer satisfaction which is exemplary.

Our focus is on supporting our customers, finding solutions, and adding value to our customer-end applications. I believe this drives our business and supports our success for Aquaspersions UK. I am very proud of our people, and it is a privilege to lead and be a part of this team.”

Dr Shayel Ahmed

Sales Director

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