Hardide plc, the provider of unique metal surface engineering technology, has announced the appointment of Dr Graham Hine to the Board of Hardide plc as Chief Executive Officer. Dr Hine has a proven 12yr track record in Chief Executive and Chairman roles where he has significantly grown shareholder value in technology-based companies in the advanced electronic materials, semiconductors and sensors industries. He joins from P2i Ltd where he was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Defence technology spin-out from Porton Down. At P2i he oversaw the creation of the world’s leading hydrophobic surface enhancement company. Dr Hine has been within the last five years a director or a partner of the following companies or partnerships: P2i Ltd; Element Six Holdings Ltd, Isle of Man; Element Six Abrasives SA, Luxembourg; Element Six Plus, Isle of Man; Element Six SA, Luxembourg; Element Six Technologies Holdings Ltd, UK; and Element Six Technologies Ltd, Isle of Man.