A run down of the latest appointments in the manufacturing world throughout the month of March.
Carl Perrin, director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
Coventry University and Unipart has appointed Carl Perrin to be director of the recently established Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME).
Mr Perrin, who is a chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, arrives from Rolls-Royce where he was Head of Technology at the £32m initiative, which aims to pioneer a new higher education model for manufacturing engineering degrees.
Carol Burke, managing director of Unipart Manufacturing Group, said: “Carl will provide the necessary leadership to drive a learning facility that will develop young people at a faster rate, using a hands-on approach in a challenging technical environment.”
John Falder, British Coatings Federation
John Falder, managing director of HMG Paints, has been appointed as the new President of the British Coatings Federation (BCF).
Falder, whose brother Stephen also served as president between 1999 and 2000, is currently chairman of BCF’s Industrial Coatings Council and was formerly chair of the Vehicle Refinish Group.
BCF’s CEO Tom Bowtell said “I am delighted to have John bring his passion and enthusiasm to his role as President, which I’m sure will help the Federation’s cause in the coming years.”
Neil McLean, Recolight
Recolight, the specialist WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, has announced Neil McLean as its new operations manager.
McLean, who has worked in the European lighting industry for the past 19 years, joins the company from global lighting group Havells-Sylvania, where he was responsible for various International business units.
Previously, Neil spent thirteen years in design, sales and marketing management roles for Philips Lighting in Europe.
Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey said: “Neil will play an integral role in meeting our vision, financial goals and strategy as we develop and grow, which will be especially important as we develop our integrated lamp and luminaire compliance service.”
Professor David Greenwood, JLR + WMG
Jaguar Land Rover and Warwick Manufacturing Group, at the University of Warwick, have appointed Professor David Greenwood as the Jaguar Land Rover Professorial Chair in Advanced Propulsion Systems for the National Automotive Innovation Campus.
Jaguar Land Rover announced last year that it would invest £1.4m in the new position, which Professor Greenwood will take up in April, to lead a world-class team of international researchers to advance new and innovative propulsion systems.
Professor Greenwood joins WMG from Ricardo UK Ltd where he was head of hybrid and electric systems leading technology projects including passenger cars, defence, motorsport and the clean energy markets.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, chairman and founder of WMG comments “Professor David Greenwood is a highly experienced and respected researcher who will lead a team that will help transform how our automotive industry embraces and robustly deploys new vehicle technologies in the field of advanced propulsion system.”
Stuart Harrison, Nuclear AMRC
The Nuclear AMRC has appointed Stuart Harrison as its new business development director, with a remit to help UK manufacturers win work in the civil nuclear sector.
Harrison, who has worked in the nuclear sector since 1991, joins the Nuclear AMRC from simulation specialist GSE Systems, where he collaborated closely with EDF Energy on a key training project.
Nuclear AMRC chief executive Mike Tynan said: “Stuart brings a wealth of experience to the Nuclear AMRC. His knowledge, experience and understanding of the civil nuclear industry are crucial for us to succeed in our mission.”
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