Summary


Expertise


Business Reviews for SMEs to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

Quality Systems to meet ISO 9000, ISO 17025, ISO 13485 etc.

Practical implementation of Lean and Six Sigma tools to drive improvements to efficiency, customer service and profitablity.

Assessment of risks to a business its staff and directors arising from drugs and alcohol, and policies and procedures to mitigate that risk in a simple but effective manner.


Experience

  • Glentarn Consultants Ltd

    Principal Consultant
    1 - 5 Employees 2015 - Current
    Glentarn Consultants Ltd
  • Celestica Limited

    Quality Manager/Program Manager/Business Unit Manager/Gobal Operations Dire
    100+ Employees 1995 - 2006

    Increasing Responsibility in this global electronics manufacturing business.

    • Responsible for Quality Systems, Customer Satisfaction and Process Improvement in electronics system build factory.
    • Led Program to prepare hardware for computerisation of 40000 Post Office Counters in 18000 UK Post Offices
    • Managed High Mix Low Volume System Build and Integration Business Unit. $90M turnover, 140 people. Maintained margin while delivering contractual year on year cost reductions.
    • Led drive to improve consistency and best practice sharing in customer service for 400 program managers in 40 factories across 18 countries in Europe, North America, South America and SE Asia.
    • Led program to transfer >100 product types from a comptetitor into factories in Czech Republic and Malaysia for a UK customer.
  • Forensic Science Service

    Operations Manager
    100+ Employees 2006 - 2011
    • Recruited to head new forensic science laboratory in NE England.
    • Completed lab build, fit-out, equipment installation and staffing on time and 9% under budget.
    • Took over National Leadership of Toxicology, including drink driving and drugs driving units.
    • Achieved 9% improvement in productivity and 30% reduction in lead times for toxicology work.
    • Selected to lead National Business Planning, including identification and monitoring of lean sigma improvement projects. 
  • Glentarn Cosultants Ltd

    Principal Consultant
    1 - 5 Employees 2015 - Current


Education History

  • Felowship in Manufacturing Management

    Cranfield University
    1984 - 1984
  • Engineering

    Cambridge University
    1976 - 1979

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