Advisory Board

The members of the MDC 2013 Advisory Board included:

  • Richard Lloyd, Global Manufacturing Director, Accolade Wines
  • Wayne Strench, European Supply Chain Director, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints
  • Lee Summers, Sustainability and Technology Director, Alumet Systems
  • Jim Griffin, Owner, Autins
  • Steve McQuillan, Chief Executive Officer, Avingtrans plc
  • Douglas Dawson, Chief Operating Officer, Caparo Group
  • Jan Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Corrotherm
  • Peter Woodthorpe, Environment and Quality Manager, Craftsman Tools Ltd
  • Chris Mulvihill, Manufacturing Director, EMS Manufacturing
  • Mark Davies, Operations Director, eXception Group
  • Melanie Leech, Director General, Food and Drink Federation
  • Robert Dale, Managing Director, Frank and Dale Foods
  • Dr Phil Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Gardner Aerospace
  • Gordon Macrae, Special Projects Manager, Gripple Ltd
  • Andrea Rodney, Director, Hone-All Precision
  • David Archer, IET Midlands Manufacturing Group
  • Dave Allen, Director of Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Julian Hetherington, Director Strategic Projects, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Edward Draper, Innovation Manager, JRI
  • Tony Hague, Midlands Assembly Network
  • Vincent Middleton, Chairman, Newburgh Engineering
  • Graham Paterson, Group Manufacturing Excellence Manager, Premier Foods
  • Stephen Griffiths, Chief Financial Officer, Rebound Technology Group Holdings
  • Gareth Dean, Sales Director, Rockwell Automation
  • Stephen Burgess, Technology Director, Rolls-Royce
  • Mike Baunton, Chief Executive, SMMT
  • Brian Stringer, Chief Executive Officer, Survitec Group
  • Brian Francis, Chairman and Managing Director, Tallent Automotive
  • Nigel Colin, Finance Director, Tennants Consolidated
  • Shatish Dasani, Group Finance Director, TT Electronics     
  • Mike Peters, Managing Director, Universal Products Lytham
  • David Clark, Executive Secretary, Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Jan Dobrucki, European Finance Director, Wesco Aircraft Europe
  • Paul Forrest, West Midlands Economic Forum