May 2016: UK manufacturing appointments

A round up of the manufacturing appointments for May 2016, sponsored by Hennik Recruitment.

Nick Fell – new engineering director, HORIBA MIRA:

HORIBA MIRA, specialist in advanced engineering, research and product testing, has appointed Nick Fell as its new engineering director. A mechanical engineer by profession with a masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick University, Fell brings more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector to the role.

The position includes full responsibility for the turnkey engineering business, spanning commercial development through to programme delivery. Fell has a record of successfully delivering a several major, new vehicle programmes, most of which leveraged substantial collaboration with other organisations.

Ross Milne, independent regional sales manager, ETG:

The Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has announced the appointment of Ross Milne as its independent regional sales manager covering all of Scotland. Milne is well known in manufacturing circles in Scotland, and will undertake his new role while maintaining his position as a director of Forfar-based, RAM Engineering and Tooling.

Milne will be bringing his many years’ experience in machine tool sales to the fore. He said, “The ETG appointment lets me utilise my manufacturing and tooling background, together with the previous CNC sales experience gained when I held a similar role with Hardinge UK in years gone by.”

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Richard Crowdy and Sue Wassell – new managers, Phoenix Group:

High-care food manufacturer, Phoenix Group has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of two new managers. The firm has hired Richard Crowdy as sales and commercial manager, and Sue Wassell as site operations manager.

Crowdy previously worked for a large contract packaging company in Newcastle, where he dealt with clients including SCA, Unilever and Twinings. Wassell has more than 13 years’ experience in the food manufacturing industry. She previously worked at United Biscuits, Bakkavor and Nestle UK, before later moving into the pharmaceuticals sector.

Steve Ashmore – regional managing director, Brammer UK:

Brammer, distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products, has announced the appointment of Steve Ashmore to the position of regional managing director, covering the company’s operations in the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

Ashmore brings with him extensive experience of distribution and branch-based businesses, thanks to his five years as managing director of Wolseley UK, the UK operating company of FTSE-100 Wolseley plc, which is a leading trade distributor of plumbing, heating and building products.

Martin Buller and Karen Heath, new directors, Speedboard:

Appointments Contact InformationContract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) Speedboard Assembly Services has appointed Martin Bullimore as its operations director. Bullimore has an electro-mechanical background and 30 years of manufacturing experience, having worked for a number of market-leading OEMs, including Nokia, Stannah and Alexander Dennis. In his new role, Bullimore will be responsible for the day-to-day running of Speedboard’s production and engineering activities as well as overseeing all final assembly and test activities.

Speedboard has also promoted Karen Heath from commercial manager to supply chain director. Prior to joining Speedboard in September 2007, Heath held positions with Delta Impact and Macro. In her new role, Heath’s responsibilities will include managing supplier quality, supply strategies, and the timeliness of deliveries, purchasing and stores. Speedboard