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Trevor Larkins CCol FSDC

Trevor Larkins joined SDC in 1974. He has been a member of several Regional Committees in the UK and Hong Kong, and was Chair of the North of England region from 2012-2015. He has also been a Council Trustee Member and served on IRC Committee; Museum Committee and Audit Committee. He is the recipient of a Bronze medal.

Trevor commented: “It is a great honour and privilege to become President of the SDC. Having been a member since 1974, to be asked to become President is obviously the highlight of my 40+ year membership. I shall endeavour to visit as many Regions and international events as possible during my term of office and also be available to Members for whatever help I can provide.

During my career several illustrious work colleagues have preceded me as President of the SDC. I shall do my best to continue the traditions they have established and carry forward the respected name and reputation of the SDC”.

Born in Yorkshire, Trevor graduated from UMIST with a BSc Tech, Hons Chemistry with Chemical Engineering as a subsidiary subject.

His career started at CPA (Calico Printers Association). He was General Manager of Texicon from 1964 to 1994 (CPA became Tootal Group plc in 1970).

From 1964 -1970 he was involved with the development of Process Control equipment for CPA. As Texicon General Manager, he became more involved in sales and technical marketing, travelling on a worldwide basis.

Tootal sold Texicon to Instrumental Colour Systems (ICS), a world leader in Colour Measurement and Match prediction in 1984 and Trevor became Sales and Marketing Director for Texicon Dispensing Products.

In 1991 Datacolor consolidated the businesses of ICS and ACS into the Datacolor group, where he became European Sales Manager, Texicon Products. In 1994 the consolidation within Datacolor generated new strategies and Texicon was disbanded.

Trevor joined Van Wyk Textile Systems, (Holland) as an Area Sales Manager with responsibility for the UK and Middle East and was then based in Hong Kong where he established a Far East sales/agent network for the Van Wyk dispensing products.

Returning to the UK, he worked with Longclose Group in Leeds as Technical Sales Executive, marketing batch dyeing machinery. He then established THL Technology (Machinery Sales Agent) in South Yorkshire in 2000 representing Morrison and Ozark Systems amongst other machinery manufacturers.

Trevor fully retired in 2013.