Professor Covington is Emeritus Professor of Leather Science at the University of Northampton, UK. He has been engaged in the global leather industry for over 40 years, undertaking research and development and teaching.
Professor Covington is a former President of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, who presented him with their Merit Award for Excellence in the Leather Industry in 2009. He received the Alsop Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution to the Leather Industry from the American Leather Chemists Association in 2011.
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