Marc Wellington

Director, Festo

Marc is a member of the Senior Management Team at Festo. His wide range of responsibilities includes leading a team of engineers responsible for supporting customers in the delivery of successful automation projects.

With nearly 30 years in the automation business Marc has experienced automation projects from all angles. Beginning his apprenticeship with a special purpose machine builder he then worked as a Project Manager for Royal Ordnance specifying and purchasing automated systems. Following that he sold automation systems and components, ran his own business and has been responsible for marketing for a number of automation suppliers as well as the British Automation & Robot Association.

Marc has seen many automation projects implemented. He understands that whilst a great technical solution is an important success factor, inclusive decision making, engagement, communication, training and a realistic plan to sustain and build upon initial business gains is critical to maximise ROI and avoid a white elephant.