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Management Team

Precision Polymer Engineering would not be able to deliver such a comprehensive, reliable and innovative set of sealing solutions without the talent and dedication of our people. Through each department at every level, our commitment to outstanding service is clear to see.

  • Carlos Uribe | President
  • Hynek Jakubicek | General Manager
  • Shauna Smith | VP of Operations
  • David Thornton | Finance Director
  • Stefano Arrigoni | Head of Research & Development
  • Duncan Frame | Business Line Leader, Business Development & Strategic Growth
  • Chris Allan | Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Stephen Rose | Quality Manager
  • Gary Bowdler | Commercial Manager
  • Ashley McCarrick | Human Resources Manager

Our History


  • Carlos Uribe joins IDEX Sealing Solutions (ISS) as President
  • PPE LLC (Brenham) celebrates 10 year anniversary
  • Four large new manufacturing presses installed at PPE Blackburn (UK) facility


  • Hynek Jakubicek becomes General Manager of PPE Ltd based in Blackburn, England


  • PPE launches range of hygienic gaskets for pipe couplings under the HyClamp™ brand


  • PPE International LLC is formed in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Ben Green becomes General Manager of PPE Ltd based in Blackburn, England
  • San Jose office relocated to Santa Clara
  • Joe Zawaki joins the PPE LLC team as General Manager, located in Brenham TX




  • Ben Green becomes General Manager of PPE LLC based in Brenham Texas
  • Major Semiconductor OEM approvals received for manufacture from PPE LLC Brenham site




  • Building work completed on new PPE manufacturing facility in Brenham (TX, USA)
  • Official opening and first parts manufactured at Brenham facility


  • Opened a sales office and customer training facility in Houston (TX, USA)
  • Acquired FTL Technology (Leeds, UK)
  • Launched EnDura® E90SR - high temperature steam resistant EPDM material


  • Launched Perlast® ICE - exceptional perfluoroelastomers for extreme low temperature applications


  • Precision Polymer Engineering LLC established in USA, adding sales engineers in Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago
  • Achieved NADCAP accreditation for elastomer seal manufacture for aerospace applications


  • Precision Polymer Engineering acquired by IDEX Corporation, operating within IDEX's Health and Science Technologies segment
  • Revenues 80% outside UK
  • Established sales office in Tokyo, Japan
  • Applications Engineering & Technical Support team established, providing enhanced seal design and consultancy capability


  • Completion of expansion programme with extensive new materials laboratory, 80% increase in production floor space and opening of new administrative and customer training centre at UK headquarters
  • Launch of further new Kimura® material grades, including materials beyond perfluoroelastomers
  • Established sales operation in Houston (TX, USA) for the oil and gas sector in the United States


  • Acquisition of Aberdeen O-Rings and Seals to expand the company's presence in the UK oil and gas sector
  • Commencement of build programme to increase the production facility by 80% and a dedicated administration and customer training centre
  • Continued expansion of the material ranges within FKM and FFKM with leading-edge mechanical properties, and additional approvals for materials in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Dedicated Asian sales team, operating from Singapore


  • Expansion of sales operation in EU countries and in the USA, with increased activities across Asia - particularly Japan
  • Endura® range of materials launched for the oil and gas sector
  • Launched Detectaseal® range of innovative metal-detectable, FDA-compliant material grades for applications in food and pharmaceutical industries
  • Continued investment in new plant and machinery to achieve increased capacity and technological advances
  • Major enhancements and development of the laboratory and NPD center with leading-edge equipment to progress and support customer projects


  • Major investment in new presses with sophisticated process mechanisms to optimize quality and methods
  • New material approvals in the defence and life science sectors
  • Perlast® perfluoroelastomers introduced to the semiconductor and pharmaceutical sectors


  • Investment in advanced press machines, including a 2-metre wide press with 'clean production' capability
  • Extensive outfitting of materials laboratory for research and development, as well as production testing and support purposes
  • Opening of office facility in San Jose (CA, USA), offering technical support


  • Moved to purpose-built 3,500 sq m (37,600 sq ft) factory with class 10,000 cleanroom facility
  • Further development and introduction of nano-filled elastomers on a commercial scale worldwide
  • Complete range of pharmaceutical/bioanalytical elastomer grades with diverse approvals and conformities


  • First development of nano-filled elastomers for semiconductor and other critical applications


  • £4m turnover, 50% export to Europe, USA and Asia
  • First prototype orders in Perlast® perfluoroelastomer materials to US semiconductor sector
  • Emphasis on material approvals for a wide range of industries
  • Pharmaceutical grade elastomers introduced


  • OEM sales operation commenced
  • First manufactured Perlast® material in 1991


  • £1m turnover and 29 employees, 30% export to mostly Europe
  • Moved to larger premises
  • Emphasis on large power generation and marine diesel sector


  • Company founded by Peter Cummings in Blackburn, UK
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