Executive Team

Our executive team gives us the stability, foresight, and direction that has grown Form Technologies into the global leader it is today.

Simon Newman

Simon Newman

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Formerly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dynacast International, Simon now leads the entire Form Technologies platform with almost 40 years in the precision component manufacturing industry. He joined Dynacast in 1979 and rose quickly through the ranks, spending time in all areas of the business, including finance, quality, engineering, customer service, manufacturing, and sales.

Simon began his career in 1979 as an apprentice, moving into customer service and sales in the mid 1980s. Shortly after, he began a management trainee program in Chicago, IL. Upon completion, he became the Customer Service Manager of Dynacast’s Tustin, CA plant in 1992. Simon was promoted several times within the Tustin plant, going on to successfully build and manage a new state of the art facility in Lake Forest, California in 1997. Only two years after this accomplishment, he was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations for the SPM group, a plastics company acquired by Dynacast. Simon spent two years in this role before becoming the President of Dynacast North America, a position he held prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2002.

Today he confidently leads Dynacast as we grow and strengthen our position as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of precision components. Dynacast has seen exponential growth under Simon’s leadership and vision as Chief Executive Officer. An example of this growth is the addition of our multi-slide Metal Injection Molding (MIM) process. This expansion continues to be a critical step toward making Dynacast the leader in the manufacture of precision components. MIM is a unique, proprietary manufacturing process that expanded Dynacast into more industries and continues our long history of innovation and excellence in engineering.

Simon studied Mechanical Engineering at Redditch College in England. After moving to the US in 1991, he continued his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management from California Coast University.

Adrian Murphy

Adrian Murphy

Chief Financial Officer

As Form’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Adrian brings over a decade of experience to the table as former CFO and EVP of Dynacast International. Adrian first joined Dynacast in 1990 to take on a reorganization project in New York and was later appointed as Dynacast Group Financial Controller in the UK. Following the acquisition of SPM by Dynacast in 1995, Adrian relocated to Anaheim, California as VP Finance for the new division.

Adrian left Dynacast in 1997 to join Kane Magnetics International where he served as CFO until 2002. In 2002 he joined Linamar Corporation, a Canadian automotive component and systems manufacturer, based in Ohio where he was Director of Finance for the Engine Division. Adrian rejoined Dynacast as CFO in 2005 and is based in the corporate office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Adrian has an undergraduate degree in economics and business, and is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in Manchester, England. Since leaving public accounting, his career has focused on engineering and component manufacturing industries.

David J. Angell

David J. Angell

Dynacast Divisional Chief Executive Officer

David is responsible for the global operations of the Dynacast division. His responsibilities include creating a seamless operational platform across the group, improving efficiencies and asset utilization, lean manufacturing, and ensuring best practices are maintained globally.

Prior to becoming the Divisional CEO of Dynacast, David served as Dynacast's Executive Vice President in Asia. While in this position, he drove significant organic growth that included expansions of facilities in Shanghai, Singapore, and Malaysia. This growth also resulted in three new facilities opening over the course of five years – Dongguan, China in 2009, Suzhou, China in 2012, and Batam, Indonesia in 2013.

David joined Dynacast in 1993 as a management trainee, after graduating with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham. He spent two years in the UK before moving to the US, gaining experience in all aspects of the business. He was made General Manager of Dynacast Lake Forest in 1999. David moved to Spartanburg, SC in 2000 and was also responsible for facilities in Texas and Mexico before moving to Singapore in 2003.

Thinh Pho

Thinh Pho

Dynacast Executive Vice President, North America

Thinh Pho is the Dynacast's Executive Vice President of North America. His key objective is to drive Dynacast’s growth in this region. Thinh joined Dynacast in November of 2013 with over 20 years of operations, program management, engineering, and business development experience.

Thinh made fantastic progress as GM of Lake Forest in just three years; streamlining and expanding operations, as well as strengthening customer relationships. Thinh brings a collaborative mindset, strength in leadership, and an energized strategic vision to the North American region.

Prior to working at Dynacast, Thinh was the Vice President of Operations at Bloom Energy. He was also the Director of Operations Program and Strategy at Hawker Beechcraft. Thinh also held prior Profit & Loss and Lean Manufacturing leadership roles at Eaton Corporation and United Technologies Corporation. Thinh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England University. Followed by a Master of Science in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1998.

Josef Ungerhofer

Josef Ungerhofer

Dynacast Executive Vice President, Europe

Josef is Dynacast's Executive Vice President, Europe. After joining Dynacast in 1989, Josef worked as a Sales Engineer and Sales Manager with part time responsibility for engineering before being promoted to General Manager of Dynacast Austria in 2000.

Prior to joining Dynacast, he worked as Supervisor for Huick, a felt manufacturer for paper machines. He was also a Manager of Tooling and Engineering for NSW which mass produces fasteners. Josef holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has completed additional coursework in finance and management at Warwick Business School in London and St. Gallen Management & Business School in Switzerland.