Clearview South May 2014 - Issue 150 - Page 93

MOVERS&SHAKERS Key appointments at Conservatory Outlet Conservatory Outlet has strengthened its production and purchasing departments with two senior new appointments. Brian Oxley joins as production manager, focussing solely on the company’s new solid roof offering. Vastly experienced, Brian has previously held senior roles over many years in the glazing industry and will be responsible for ensuring that Conservatory Outlet manufactures this new roof system to the highest standards, with immediate demand being generated via the Conservatory Outlet Network of Dealers. Brian said: “I am delighted to assume the position as production manager for solid roofs - an exciting new venture for Conservatory Outlet - and I’m looking forward to making this innovative product an instant success for our installer-customers.” Bev Clark MCIPS meanwhile joins as purchasing manager and will oversee all procurement functions at the Company. On joining Conservatory Outlet Bev said: “A growing company with a vast product range such as Conservatory Outlet is a fantastic opportunity for any purchasing professional. I’ve really enjoyed my time so far and I look forward to building close relationships with key suppliers.” or call 01924 239813 INTRODUCING MARK II – LINIAR’S NEW TEAM MEMBER! Known for its innovative approach to design and development, systems house Liniar has welcomed its newest team member. Meet ‘Mark II’ – a friendly ABB robot with an extra-long arm and a love for repetitive, methodical work – who has been put to work in Liniar’s brand new Innovation Testing Laboratory at its Derbyshire HQ. Currently testing the brand new Liniar ModLok™ bi-folding door, Mark II has already performed over 70,000 full opening sequences on the 3-pane door in the lab. That’s more than seven times the number required by BSI for a product of this nature – and Mark II - and the door - are still going strong. “We’re not aware of any other PVCu systems house that can test its products in this way,” explains Chris Armes, Liniar’s Design To read more, visit and Development Manager, who pioneered the project and programs Mark. “At Liniar, we’re always trying to push ourselves to new levels to create products of the highest quality – and being able to prove this really sets us apart from the competition.” See Mark II in action on Liniar YouTube channel at – or Twitter @Liniar_robot MICHAEL CONNOR – QUICKSLIDE’S NEW OPERATIONAL ‘MAN WHO CAN’ Determined to increase its share of the market whilst delivering even greater quality, West Yorkshire-based vertical slider manufacturer Quickslide, has appointed Michael Connor as its Operations Director. In both the UK and internationally, Michael has a wealth of experience in multiple disciplines which allows him to quickly recognise improvement opportunities within a business. He has worked previously in the USA, Poland and the Republic of Ireland and is a firm advocate of lean implementation and World Class Manufacturing programs, which he has utilised in order to deliver outstanding results and savings to businesses within challenging timescales. Michael comes to Quickslide with an impressive portfolio of accolades for his ability to transform operations and improve general efficiency. “I have gained experience in manufacturing right from the shop floor, where I started as an operator, up to an Executive Management level,” Michael explained. “Being able to understand both viewpoints is invaluable in communicating the need for change and pitching this at the right level for the right group.” MAY 2014 93