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GGP February 2017

22 PEOPLE Chris joins the team Made For Trade has welcomed Chris Wann (pictured, right) to its Teesside factory as he joins the fabricator as business manager. A mechanical engineer by trade, Chris started off in industrial design and has spent the last five years working in senior commercial roles within the subsea energy and process equipment sectors. Chris will be involved in all aspects of the rapidly expanding business, sharing some of the management responsibilities with managing director, Bradley Gaunt and helping to develop business strategy and support the growth of the bi-folding door, lantern roof and conservatory roof manufacturer. Chris said: “Since my first introduction to Made For Trade, I could see that the ethos of the business and the drive to move forward is present across all departments. It’s clear that they have really concentrated on development over recent years to keep at the forefront of manufacturing and I am very much looking forward to becoming part of the team and helping shape the company’s future.” Bradley explained: “We are continuing to invest strongly in our facilities, equipment and staff during 2017 and the appointment of Chris as business manager ensures that the management team is reinforced to support the continued growth.” Automotive experience The Continuous Improvement team at Synseal Group has been bolstered by two new experts, bringing with them experience from the automotive industry to help drive ‘lean’ improvements. Headed up by director of quality and continuous improvement, Steve Hill, the team has been created to lead the implementation of Lean Six Sigma methodology across the business, finding ways in which manufacturing processes can be conducted more efficiently and in keeping with the latest technology and trends. Robin Harrison joined the team at the end of last year following a 10- year career in the automotive industry, which encompassed quality, health and safety, and continuous improvement. In his role as continuous improvement project manager, Robin will develop ‘a culture of continuous improvement’ across the Synseal Group by introducing Lean Six Sigma methodologies to employees across the Synseal product range. Robin is joined by continuous improvement engineer, Dan Dixon, who has spent most of his career in continuous improvement covering a range of industries including automotive, furniture manufacturing and medical implant manufacturing. www.ggpmag.com February 2017 COUNTS. SO DOES QUALITY. At Youngman we never compromise on safety or quality. Every one of our ladders is made to the ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� save you money in the long run. Our ladders ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ risk your safety with anything less. Available from all leading distributors & merchants. Visit www.youngmanaccess.com or call 01621 745 900


GGP February 2017
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