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Stewart Vaughan

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Stewart is the current holder of the North East Non-Executive Director of the year award.He has over 30 years of experience in international business, some of that time spent living and working overseas and much of it spent with County Durham filtration company Domnick Hunter where he rose from Europe and South America area sales manager to Group Sales Director. When Stewart joined the firm it had a turnover of £4.5m and 140 staff, at the time of his departure turnover was around £200m with 2,000 employees and production facilities in six countries.

The business had been family owned until a management buyout in 1989 followed by a successful stockmarket flotation in 1994 before being taken over by Parker Hannifin of the USA in October 2005.

He is a non-executive director of Astrum UK.