Technical Fibre Products, a leading manufacturer of advanced nonwovens and electrochemical materials, has announced the appointment of Rajat Samal as Global Operations Director and Lauren Wolstencroft as Head of Marketing as the company continues to invest in resources to spearhead ambitious growth plans.

Rajat Samal, Global Operations Director, commenced his post in February 2023 and joins with over 20 years’ leadership and manufacturing experience gained from working for GE, Eaton and most recently Fluiconnecto by Manuli.  Rajat will oversee TFP’s manufacturing, customer service & supply chain functions, delivering a robust Global Operations Strategy that will enable the scale up of the TFP & TFP Hydrogen businesses for the significant growth anticipated in the near term.


Lauren Wolstencroft also joins TFP Group as Head of Marketing. She will lead all aspects of the company’s marketing strategy and activities globally, supporting the company’s long term vision to serve industries and applications that enable a cleaner, greener, safer world. Lauren has extensive B2B and B2C marketing experience across a number of different sectors including arts, law and engineering products, most recently as Head of Marketing and Commercial Services at Metalube Group.


The key appointments to TFP’s Senior Leadership team comes as the business strives to deliver unprecedented growth over the next 5 years. TFP’s Managing Director, James Gravestock, commented: ‘We are investing heavily in our ambitious growth strategy and the people that we have in place are central to this deliver this. It is great to welcome both Lauren and Rajat to the team as we utilise their expertise to further strengthen our ability to introduce and deliver our advanced materials into new and existing global markets.’ 

TFP is part of the James Cropper advanced materials group, their nonwoven and electrochemical materials provide solutions across a wide range of markets such as aerospace, defence, automotive and construction, as well as in renewable energy, where there is a strong focus on enabling green technologies, such as fuel cells, green hydrogen generation, wind energy and electric vehicles. In 2021 the company strengthened its offering in the rapidly accelerating Hydrogen sector with the acquisition of TFP Hydrogen Products. TFP Hydrogen produces coated components for PEM water electrolysis which reduce the cost of producing Green Hydrogen, a critical part of the global transition to sustainable energy.