Technical innovation and
commercial acumen

Bac2 was formed in 2002 by Dr. Graham Murray to develop commercial-scale electrically conductive polymer composites based on novel thermoset catalyst technology. His extensive experience of phenolic resin and catalyst technology now lead the Company’s focus on Latent acid catalysts for improved thermoset process control in industry. Mike Stannard joined as CEO in 2005 to expand Bac2’s commercial activities in the fuel cell market and electronics industries. Bac2 is privately held and is based in Romsey near Southampton on the south coast of England.

The executive team

Mike Stannard, CEO
Mike is an electronics engineer and entrepreneur with a track record of success in growing businesses. He co-owned and managed a specialist construction company for 7 years. Following this, he was responsible for launching the University of Southampton spin out, Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping (OHM), a company he saw through two funding rounds to a £48 million AIM flotation. He is a major investor in Bac2. Mike holds a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering from Southampton.

Dr. Graham Murray, Founder and CTO
Graham has 26 years experience working in manufacturing industry in technical and management roles, supporting the European business of a large polymer company. His PhD was obtained researching the novel catalyst chemistry at the heart of ElectroPhen and much of his time in industry was spent developing products based on the polymer and catalyst technology. In 2002 Graham formed Bac2 with the aim of exploiting ElectroPhen's novel polymer properties in new industrial markets. He has subsequently developed the CSR latent acid catalyst technology that the Company now promotes.