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New Operations Manager To Streamline Systems At IWM
Gavin Harkin has joined Industrial Washing Machines (IWM) in a newly created role as Operations Manager to oversee IWM production and work alongside MD, Carl Hollier, to implement a number of new management processes designed to improve quality, efficiency and machine designs.
Having achieved a Prince 2 Foundation in Project Management, Gavin’s new role at IWM entails effective project management for new machine installations, machine refurbishments and after sales service in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, logistics and industrial industries. Improving the project management of these tasks will greatly assist IWM’s profitability and repeat business moving forward.
“Joining the team at IWM is a big opportunity for me,” said Gavin. “The company is experiencing full expansion as far afield as Asia and the United States. I firmly believe we can build on the experience and know-how we have accumulated and provide quicker lead times to our customers as a result of streamlining processes and communications.”
With extensive experience in the machine-building sector, Gavin has worked for the past three years as project manager for a bioscience company specialising in industrial washers.
Before that, he was, for almost a decade, technical services manager at a blue chip company providing design, manufacture and installation of high quality laboratory and sterile environment equipment.
For more information about Industrial Washing Machines and their food industry washers contact: Tel: +44 (0)121 459 9511 Fax: +44 (0)121 451 3241 Email: email@example.com. Website: www.indwash.co.uk
TSC AUTO ID, one of the top 5 manufacturers of thermal barcode printers in the world, has announced that Nicolas Dubel-Jam has been nominated Sales Manager for France, South East Europe and North Africa including the Maghreb and Baltic countries, confirming the will of the company to reinforce and develop its sales in the EMEA region.
With 20 years of experience in the Auto ID and Mobile IT business, Nicolas Dubel-Jam has an impressive background in world-famous companies and a competent knowledge in data capture, traceability and printing solutions.
Henning Mahlstedt, TSC EMEA Sales Director Northern Region, is pleased “to enrich our sales team with such an experienced colleague to help continue growth and brand awareness of TSC Auto ID. We will benefit from additional knowledge of customer needs in dedicated markets and applications such as Defense and Aeronautics, Utilities, Mobility, Field Service, Transportation and Logistics, Manufacturing and Retail vertical sectors.”
As TSCs new Sales Manager, Nicolas Dubel-Jam will be in charge of developing sales activities with distributors and value-added resellers (VAR) and also strengthening local presence with end-users in this area. “I´m very excited to represent such a well-known company with its significant range of quality products, from powerful mobile and compact desktop printers to high-end industrial models. TSC really offers the smarter choice in this market.”
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – the voice of UK food and drink– has appointed Tim Rycroft as Corporate Affairs Director. Tim will take up his new role in September 2015.
Tim has worked in UK and international corporate and public affairs roles for three FTSE 100 companies: Boots, Diageo and InterContinental Hotels Group. Tim has also spent two spells in consultancy with communications agency Bell Pottinger. He was a Special Adviser to UK Government in the 1990s, latterly to Secretary of State for Health Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell at the Department of Health.
FDF Director General Ian Wright said: “I am thrilled that Tim is joining the team here at FDF. It has never been more important for Government to understand the substantial contribution food and drink makes to the UK economy. Tim’s breadth of experience and knowledge of public affairs and relations developed while working at leading UK brands will be invaluable to FDF, its members and the wider sector.”
Tim Rycroft said: "I am delighted to be joining FDF at a time when people have never been more passionate about food and drink. The national debate, whether focused on increasing productivity, responding to environmental challenges or supporting consumer health, is important and urgent. That is why I am so excited to be joining the voice of the industry at this time."