Hardide Coatings Ltd has appointed Nick King as business development manager for UK and Europe. He will be responsible for developing the UK and European sales of Hardide’s patented tungsten carbide-based coating across high-wear industries including oil and gas, aerospace, fluid handling and chemicals. He will also manage the commercial aspect of the company’s strategy to develop further applications in both new and current markets. Nick King brings 30 years experience in the surface treatment market and joins from Praxair Surface Technologies Ltd where he most recently held the position of UK sales manager. He previously spent 25 years with Praxair progressing through a number of technical, production and sales roles.