Just one more week until our Time Served and Beyond. A Career Path from Maintenance event!
We are excited to announce our three guest speakers that will be telling their story next week at the event. All three speakers have had a great career and gained so much experience that we cannot wait to hear about. Below is a short snippet about each of our event speakers.
Our first speaker is John Hogg, Group Engineer and Project Manager at Highland Spring Ltd.
John is a chartered Electrical Engineer and started his journey within manufacturing 30 years ago. He is a time served and degree qualified in Electrical Engineering. John started his career as a Shift Engineer supporting front line equipment maintenance and repair. He has progressed his career from Shift Engineer, Lead Shift Engineer, Shift Manager, Area Manager and Site Engineering Manager.
John then decided to take on Operational Manufacturing Leadership and moved into an Operations Manager role. Which then led into a Manufacturing Manager role looking after operations and engineering. As John's career progressed, he moved in to Multi-site Leadership which was responsible for engineering excellence, opex and continuous improvement focusing on both strategic and tactical deployment and delivery. Through John's career his focus has always been on improvement, right first time, engineering excellence and supporting people on that journey of understanding and delivering ‘what good looks like’.
Our second speaker is Stuart Banks, Managing Director at Cairn Renewables Ltd.
Stuart has over 30 years of Operational Engineering and Manufacturing experience and has 20 years' experience in Senior Management positions over various industries. Stuart's extensive management training has been obtained in various industry sectors and locations around the globe, supporting projects in Asia, USA, Europe and South America.
Stuart's currently operating in the Biomass and Alternative Energy markets with multiple customers across Biogas, Biomass wood fuel and waste, to energy projects for major Blue-chip companies and Government projects.
Stuart is passionate about driving and supporting the development of local initiatives and business relationships in-order to strengthen the local economy and economic standing of the manufacturing sector in Scotland.
Our third speaker is Patrick Tevenan, Senior Project Engineer at AG Barr.
Patrick, or as most people call him 'Paddy' is a Project Engineer with over 12 years of experience within a manufacturing environment. Patrick started his career as a Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice in Irvine, Ayrshire at Caledonian Papermill. After 8 years' service and achieving his Honours Degree, he joined McVitie's as a Graduate Engineer. This got Patrick's foot in the door with Project Engineering.
After McVitie's, Patrick was an Engineering Manager in a bakery for 3 years and is now a Senior Project Engineer with AG Barr. His role involves organising engineering resources, ensuring continuous improvement and optimisation of plant and machinery by working in partnership with the Production Management Team. Patrick is working on a variety of different projects from construction projects to installation of new production lines.
We cannot wait to hear more about our guest speakers at the event. If you have a career in maintenance and want to see what opportunities are available to you, please come along to our event next Thursday the 16th of June, 6-8pm.