Solving The Customisation Conundrum
Alan Norbury is the CTO for Siemens UK industrial activities - a leading global supplier of industrial plant and software, manufacturing automation and drive technologies to industrial customers across the UK and Ireland.
Alan started his career as an Apprentice in Siemens Congleton in 1978 moving into the role of Technical Specialist for Siemens automation and low voltage products. In 1992 Alan spent time in Germany acting as Global Account Manager for key accounts such as Philip Morris & ICI.
He later became the UK Product Specialist for a number of advanced technologies, developing into the role of Applications Specialist primarily focussing on the UK OEM market. Alan established a team of Application Specialists in 1997, a team of pre-sales technical consultants positioned across UK and Ireland whose main focus was to provide advice on the best use of Siemens Industrial technologies.
Sustainability in the Beverage Supply Chain
Fiacre started with Encirc in 1998. Initially he was the Planning Manager and held roles as business development manager and Marketing manager prior to becoming head of strategic development in 2015.
He is a board member of British glass, a member of the executive council of the British Soft Drinks Association and a member of the Environmental Leadership Team in Northern Ireland.
His responsibilities now include the marketing and communications functions at Encirc as well as the continued development of the company’s sustainability strategy.
The Extraordinary Recovery of Hesco
Michael joined Hesco in 2010 as non-executive Chairman and became Chief Executive Officer in 2012. His initial focus was to restructure the Hesco Group and subsequently he has set the strategic direction of this global organization, ensuring Hesco remains the leader in protective solutions through maintaining its delivery of exemplary products and services, and by continuing its history of innovation through new product development. More recently, as CEO of Hesco Group, he has also driven the strategy of expansion into new but related market sectors, such as armor.
Michael is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, was a partner at Andersen and worked at Board level for a number of companies, gaining extensive international experience. His roles during this period include CEO, Finance Director and Corporate Treasurer, as well as being a co-founder of WPA Associates, a consultancy business for which he continues to be a director. He has over 35 years of general commercial experience in a variety of businesses, of which 17 years were spent in practice, specializing in all aspects of corporate finance transactions.
As CEO of Hesco Group, he continues to oversee all aspects of the group’s global activities, ensuring Hesco continues to be responsive in all its respective markets. A key element of his role as CEO is to maintain the maverick nature of the people and business ethos, which has made and will continue to make Hesco such a highly successful brand in the markets in which it operates.
The 4th Industrial Revolution - The Practicalities
Rab Scott is Head of Digital at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
Rab has been a member of the AMRC staff since its beginning in 2001, heading up the Virtual Reality and Simulation activities and now leads on the strategic development and implementation of digital solutions across the whole organisation.
Rab sits on the High Value Manufacturing Catapult VR and Visualisation Forum, Digital Forum and the Steering Committee of Immerse UK. He has recently been made a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde.
Oliver Harry is a former newspaper journalist and communications manager for various private and public organisations.
He joined Encirc in 2016 as communications and PR manager and is responsible for helping to take the businesses brand, profile and culture to a new level of excellence.
Andrew is a founding director of Daletech and is currently the Production Director and has always worked in the electronics industry. He has responsibility for design and manufacture and understands the complex issues involved in electronic manufacture and understands the need for continuous improvement. Daletech manufactures for a variety of different industries ranging from welding equipment to dog hairdryers and delivers the best customer service by understanding their issues and providing precise solutions.
Dr Hosein Torabmostaedi is Strategic Account Manager at High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) – a leading independent institute collaborating with manufacturers, academic institutes and solution providers to deploy innovative technologies, tools and methods to support the UK manufacturing sector. Hosein is responsible for supporting automotive OEMs in Midlands with manufacturing strategy development and deployment to help drive the investment efficiency.
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