A highly intelligent logical thinker, who is driven to achieving results. Comfortable communicating appropriately at all levels and experienced in leading teams. Experienced manager with successful track record working for both VCs and large multinational.
Experienced general manager, working in production and construction environments.
1991-2014 Atlas Copco group (since 2006), previous private equity and multi-national owners
2013-2014 General Manager Medical UK
Total responsibility for all medical business 2 companies (140 people), one in Staveley, Derbyshire one in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, reporting to President (Belgium based)
Taking 2 separate competitive companies BeaconMedaes & Penlon on 2 sites, both of which had production and sales functions and transforming them into Product Company on one site and Sales Company on the other site.
Consolidation of all production activities from Staveley into Abingdon, while also moving into a new Facility in Abingdon
2005-2013 General Manager BeaconMedaes (company acquired by Atlas Copco 2006)
Total responsibility for company in UK (84 people, £18M revenues), reporting to President (Belgium based).
Responsible for sales, marketing, installation, service, product development, production and purchasing.
Overseen major restructuring in 2007, with some products outsourced to Atlas Copco Air Power & UK supplier, leaving a more focussed and efficient production unit.
OPR improvement from -2.5% 2007 to +13.6% 2011 by:
o strong price management
o intense focus on functional costs
o reducing size of installation operation with focus on smaller profitable projects
Active involvement in acquisition due diligence process
2003-2005 Director of Operations
In charge of engineering, quality, Service (16 people) and Installation Departments (60 people), reporting to the Managing Director
Introducing new standards and monitoring for installation contracts (values £1K to £1.5M)
Improving Installation contract profitability/recovery by:
o Continual focus on performance and control of large projects
o Hands on approach to observing on-site operations
o Implementing detailed exercise in generating actual installation times, to ensure quotations are more accurate, and provide much more detail on the actual times and make up of tasks on site, enabling the Contract Manager to better set targets and monitor performance.
1999-2003 Operations Manager
In charge of engineering, quality, production and purchasing departments, reporting to the Managing Director.
Improved on time deliveries from 65% to 90+%, by:
o Detailed focus on overdue items
Re-structuring in production department, from a traditional hierarchical structure to one that focused on team work and offering support in the appropriate areas.
o Introduction of an ERP system for production scheduling.
o Lead production improvements through Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) events.
o Moved from traditional batch production to one piece flow
o Reduced space requirements and reduced production times
Managed the individual CE marking on contracts throughout Europe of US manufactured products.
1994-99 Quality & Technical Manager
In charge of engineering department and quality department, reporting to the Managing Director,
o Conducted extensive market research study in “low cost” overseas markets, with the view to introducing a “Fit for Purpose” product range:
Hands on research into low cost systems in overseas markets.
Providing situation analysis and a customer requirements specification.
Responsible for Regulatory Affairs, compliance with standards.
o A leading and respected member of both CEN and ISO Medical Gas Pipeline committees.
Obtained CE marking approval, in line with the Medical Device Directive (Annex II).
o Totally new requirements for the company to have to comply with
o Wrote new procedures, and generated required technical files
o Completed task totally in house with only 2 days external consultancy
Developed and implemented MEDAES New Product Development Procedure.
o Produced a concise in house procedure for completing new product development. Complying with the requirements of ISO 9001.
1991-93 Project engineer
Developed totally new control panels for Air & Vacuum plant, to support the bringing “in house” of plant manufacture, which was purchased complete from an external supplier until 1993.
1989-91 Sense and Vision Electronic Systems Ltd. Sheffield.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Full driving licence.
European Federation of National EUR ING, European Engineer
Engineering Associations (FEANI), 1996
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 1996 CEng MIET
University of Sheffield, 1986-1989 Class 2 Div.1 BEng.(Hons)
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