Ian Machan

Director, Machan Consulting

Ian practices consultancy in the fields of manufacturing and supply chain excellence.


His interest is in extending manufacturing business models beyond the factory walls, enhancing lean and embedding the servitization approach. He has built a consulting business that spans medical device, pharmaceutical, nuclear components and more traditional engineering sectors.


In his early career as a mechanical engineer Ian was responsible for engineering and production at factories for APV, HJ Heinz and 3M Healthcare. Since 2000, his consulting career has covered multiple countries, working with clients to improve their competitiveness and implement projects. This has included interim operational roles at Board level for SMEs.