Neu Engineering has appointed David Moore as manager of its materials handling and processing division. Moore has worked in the pneumatic conveying industry for over 20 years – eight of them with Neu. He has held a directorship at Simon Carves, with responsibility for Macawber Engineering, South Africa, and Babcock, Africa. Moore replaces Andrew Maunder who has been made director for resource development.
Senior has announced its slimmed-down management structure, part of a £2m cost reduction programme. Bill Kowal, chief operating officer, becomes acting division director for aerospace and will concentrate on North America and Europe. Mike Sheppard, the automotive division director and Carl Francis, specialised industrial division director, will report to group chief executive Andrew Parrish.
Mark Williamson has been appointed managing director of fork-lift firm Boss Manufacturing. He previously worked for automotive supplier Perkins and sees his new role as maximising the value of the firm’s staff. The company has also appointed Terry Foreman as managing director of its marketing and sales arm. He previously spent 25 years in senior roles at Hyster Europe.
Rail regulator Tom Winsor has appointed Peter Warry as a non-executive chairman of the board of the Office of the Rail Regulator. Warry is chairman of plastics manufacturer Victrex and holds non-executive directorships of the Kier Group and the BSS Group. Prior to these roles Warry was chief executive of Nuclear Electric.
Professor Chris Snowden, director of technology at wireless systems components maker Filtronic, has been appointed joint chief executive officer of the firm. He will establish a high-volume semiconductor manufacturing operation at the company’s factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. He will also work on the development of integrated radio frequency modules for cellular handsets.
Professor David Rhodes will continue as chairman and joint chief executive until Snowden takes up the role as sole chief executive.
Harry Hodgson has been promoted from production director to managing director of Dynamic-Ceramic. Hodgson has spent 11 years with the firm. Former managing director and company founder Dr Ian Birkby is moving to Australia to develop the firm’s activities in the Pacific rim.