Connectra Global KB
Andrew Mafeld has over thirty years of experience in the global composites industry covering the carbon, glass and natural fibre sectors. He is the founder and Managing Director of the Connectra group of companies, a Swedish based international business development consultancy working mainly in composites materials.
Prior to founding Connectra in 1998, Andrew held Vice President positions in both commercial and technical areas at Owens Corning, in both Europe and the USA. Earlier in his career, Andrew worked for Procter & Gamble and Monsanto. Andrew has a chemical engineering degree from Imperial College, London, an MBA from INSEAD, France and speaks multiple languages.
He has consulted on business development strategies in composites for clients worldwide, including large and small companies, government ministries and regional development agencies. His book on “The Automation of Polymer Composites Manufacturing” was published in 2010 and his book entitled “The Future of Construction; the Growth of Composites in Building” was published in 2017. He is currently working on a book about Composites in Infrastructure.
Andrew regularly shares his perspectives on the composites industry at conferences in Asia, North America and Europe and in the composites industry press.