Bob Taylor

Technical Director

Bob Taylor has spent over 40 years in the surface coatings industry in a variety of technical, marketing and management roles. He began his career with Dunlop in the UK Development Laboratories and, after obtaining an Honours Degree in Applied Chemistry, moved into Sales Support/Product Management. Later experience in Europe as Product Manager with a leading US adhesive tape company was followed by five years as Marketing Manager on the management board of a major UK adhesives manufacturer.

Since the 1990s Bob has been dedicated to developing the CompoSol® engineered composite technology. Read how in Our Story

Brian Whytock

Managing Director

Brian Whytock has spent over 30 years in the pipe industry, beginning with a 14 year term at British Gas in a variety of technical and management roles, during which time he has gained numerous engineering and management qualifications and is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services. This experience gave Brian an excellent grounding in the operational side of pipe systems, especially the problem of repairing damaged and degraded pipes.

Since the 1990s Brian has been dedicated to developing the CompoSol® engineered composite technology. Read how in Our Story

Our story of success

The CompoSol® story is one of experience, innovation and a crucial management buyout that enabled a world leading composite pipe repair solution to be born which has since saved millions of dollars worth of potentially lost production.

IMG Composites and the CompoSol® brand were founded by the experienced partnership of Brian Whytock and Bob Taylor.

Brian and Bob were to meet at a company called the Industrial Maintenance Group, where both were crucial members of the senior management team. Bob joined Industrial Maintenance Group in 1990 in a technical management role and was subsequently appointed Group Technical Director. Brian joined the company in 1995 in a sales based role which became increasingly technical. Brian began to work closely with Bob in devising an innovative solution to a common problem Brian encountered during his time at British Gas, that of pipe integrity loss and pipe repair. Brian's experience of poor pipe repair solutions during his time at British Gas, often finding that laboratory innovations were not fit for field conditions, gave him the motivation to find an excellent solution and he knew the pitfalls awaiting the uninitiated. Bob had the technical knowledge to develop a system that would overcome all the obstacles the service conditions had to offer and thus a chemical formulation was born for the perfect composite pipe repair material. It is this chemical formulation that is the basis of the various CompoSol® composite materials currently in use.

In 2001 IMG Offshore was formed as a separate business unit to carry out the repair of pipes using the CompoSol® materials and for years served the onshore and offshore markets. However, a very significant amount of financial investment was required to transform CompoSol® into the world's leading technology for engineered composite pipe repairs. In order to secure this investment and the future of the technology, Brian and Bob conducted a successful management buyout of the business unit in 2005. The buyout of what was to become IMG Composites took all the capability and technology into the secured control of the separate business, which allowed it to flourish. Within a few years, fast paced research and development elevated CompoSol® to a trusted global brand that was the first choice for reliable pipe repair solutions to industry. As a leading composite pipe repair company, the new IMG Composites sat on the Joint Industry Working Group committee that developed the ISO standard for composite pipe repairs to hydrocarbon systems, 24817, and have been active in advancing the reputation of reliable composite repairs for pipes across industries. It was in this spirit that IMG Composites were a founding member of the independent Association of Composite Repair Suppliers, in order to set standards for pipe repair qualification and prevent poor quality composite repairs from tarnishing reputable suppliers.

Now IMG Composites have excellent engineering, operational and technical know-how and are ready to assist industry with the highest quality composite pipe repair solutions, embodied in the CompoSol® brand.

Our story of success

IMG Composites and the CompoSol® brand were founded by the experienced partnership of Brian Whytock and Bob Taylor.

The CompoSol® story is one of experience, innovation and a crucial management buyout that enabled a world leading composite pipe repair solution to be born which has since saved millions of dollars worth of potentially lost production.

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