Perry spent 17 years at CPI where he grew the organization from inception to a leading provider of innovation services employing over 450 scientists, engineers, business specialists and support staff.
Under his leadership, CPI provided thousands of businesses and partners with support and services to accelerate the translation of research and ideas into viable manufacturing processes and innovative new products.
“I am incredibly proud of all that CPI has achieved as an invaluable and reliable partner for small businesses, universities and large corporates, helping them to drive their innovations forward," Perry said. "It has been a privilege to create and lead such an exciting organization that provides a tangible impact for businesses across the country.
“I am delighted that our Board has appointed Frank Millar as my successor. This announcement comes after two years of rigorous succession planning and strengthening of CPI’s leadership team to ensure our continued success as a company," Perry continued.
“Frank is a proven leader with a clear and inspiring vision for CPI, strong core values, a track record of delivery and the ability to bring people together. These qualities are fundamental as the company enters its next chapter, and there is nobody better to lead CPI into the future," he concluded.
“It’s an honor to be appointed as CEO at such an exciting time for our business," Millar added. "CPI is a special company with a long history of providing valuable support to businesses in the UK and beyond, helping to translate their research and ideas into economically viable products and processes. We are an organization led by a purpose – to make a positive, meaningful impact for UK businesses and our local and national economies. I will continue to live our values, develop our culture of innovation and champion our people to fulfill their passion to make a difference.”