Manufacturing investment and new appointments signal a bright future for Brand-Rex
Brand-Rex has demonstrated its commitment to excellence and ongoing development with a six figure investment in its manufacturing facilities, and the appointment of new staff members to achieve a number of strategic objectives across its operation.Earlier this year Keith Stentiford joined the company as director of global accounts and he will be developing and managing major end user accounts as well as delivering worldwide partner relationship strategy and vision. Alongside Keith is Jan Erik Juul, who has been appointed to the role of sales director, Nordics. Jan has a wealth of sales and technical knowledge, and his commercial and business acumen will allow Brand Rex to further develop its presence in this region.
In order to enhance the quality of its production division, Kevin Thorne joins as LAN manufacturing manager. He is responsible for ensuring that business and customer demands are met, and that performance improvements are delivered by effectively utilising the experience of those working in this department.
As highlighted by the announcement that it has achieved carbon neutral status, environmental quality and continual improvement across its entire operation is of paramount importance to Brand-Rex.
To further these objectives, Christopher McFarlane is now the company’s quality manager, taking over responsibility for product quality development, management and improvement. Working with Christopher is Stuart McDonald who, in the role of continuous improvement manager, will be in charge of devising and implementing a strategy to enhance stakeholder engagement, reduce operating costs, improve risk management and drive up efficiencies across the entire business.
Engineering, design and technical excellence has played a massive part in the success of Brand-Rex and this is set to continue as it welcomes Martin McGahon on board as its new technical manager. Martin will be responsible for maximising the current technical resources and minimising the lead time of product delivery. Also joining this department is Jim Smith as design and development manager for connectivity.
In addition to the new appointments, long standing Brand-Rex employee and well known industry expert Ken Hodge has been made the company’s chief technical officer and will head up the technical, design and training elements of the business.
Despite the current economic climate, Brand-Rex has also embarked on an upgrade of its infrastructure, including the redesign of its engineering and technical office space to help it double in capacity. Manufacturing areas have also been reconfigured to make them more efficient and there has also been a significant investment in new machinery and the refurbishment of existing equipment.
Underlining the importance of having the best people and facilities, Paul Lines, CEO of Brand-Rex, commented, ‘Improving efficiency is a key objective for the company and our manufacturing infrastructure plays a massive part in achieving our goals. This, combined with the new appointments, indicates our optimism about the future and highlights our status within this sector.’
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