Dr Eldon Tate
CEO and Founder of Inhibit Coatings
Eldon developed our state-of-the-art technology while completing his PhD research at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Dr Emma Wrigglesworth
Scientist at Inhibit Coatings
Emma is a Scientist conducting new R&D at our research facilities in Wellington, New Zealand. Emma brings her expertise in metal-polymer nanocomposite design and characterisation to our R&D team.
Materials Engineer at Inhibit Coatings
Josh previously completed a masters degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). With a background in alloy chemistry and processing, he brings his expertise in materials characterisation and testing to the team.
Operations Manager at Inhibit Coatings
Stephen is our operations manager with experience in both project and production environments. He graduated with an MSc in Engineering Project Management and previously worked on collaborative, complex, and innovative research projects.
Master of Science Candidate at Inhibit Coatings
Stephanie is currently a full-time research student at VUW, completing her master's degree majoring in chemistry with Inhibit Coatings. Stephanie specialises - but is not limited - in nanocomposite epoxy resins.
Research Assistant at Inhibit Coatings
Ethan has a Bachelor of Science, majored in Biotechnology and Chemistry. With a multidisciplinary skill set, he brings a knowledge of applied biology to the team.
Prof. Jim Johnston
Founder and Director at Inhibit Coatings
Jim is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. He has published over 140 research papers and is the inventor on 15 patents. He provides a mixture of technical and commercialisation skills to the company.
Shareholder and Director at Inhibit Coatings
Hayden is the managing director of the NZ based Polymer Group Ltd and contributes heavily to the development of the Inhibit technology. Hayden brings over 40 years of industrial coatings experience to the team.
Director at Inhibit Coatings
Ian represents shareholders on the board of Inhibit Coatings. He is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and CA member of CAANZ.
Executive Director and Chair at Inhibit Coatings
Tijs has over 20 years experience in commercialising technology, managing international manufacturing supply chains, negotiating OEM supply agreements and licensing technology.