I served a 5 year apprenticeship in the aircraft industry, from where I moved to a German Group of Companies, where I became responsible for product Development and for designing all types of tooling for injection and compression plastic moulded thermoplastic and thermoset electrical components and metal parts.
I have also been responsible for production which included moulding component manufacture, metal parts manufacture, assembly of components, production planning and ancillary engineering. An integral part of this was introducing ‘Just in Time’, automating and revising methods and procedures throughout all production areas. Introduction of new moulding machinery, moulding tooling and manufacturing processes were an essential part of this.
As an add-on to this I was part of the team that re-engineered the business across all departments and skills. I also became responsible for quality, safety and environmental matters and was a senior member of the management team carrying out various roles.
When the company changed ownership to HBC Engineering Solutions I was part of the senior management team and coordinated the team that won ‘Processor of the Year’ at a previous Plastic Industry Awards event.
Qualifications:- FIIRSM, DipSM, DipBM, MIE, IE, HND in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Cellular Just in Time Manufacturing Techniques, Qualified ISO9001,ISO14001, and ISO45001 auditor and proven management system design skills.