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1961 – 1968

 

BRITANNIA ZINC LTD (FORMERLY PASMINCO EUROPE) AVONMOUTH.

 

Process Development and Technical Manager.

Key player in the senior management team, deputy general manager, responsible for managing expanded support functions of raw materials, planning, works laboratory, technical development and information systems at an integrated zinc-lead smelter.

·      Achieved 25% manpower savings whilst improving quality and output in laboratory.

·      Key player in European investigation team for major accidents in high temperature zinc distillation processes; led subsequent industry conference.

·      Reorganised and managed IT team to develop strategy and to focus on business needs, and drove forward the delivery of robust systems to improve business efficiency.

 

Technical Services Manager

 

Member of the senior management team, and responsible for managing raw materials, planning, and technical development at an integrated zinc-lead smelter.

·      Drove benchmarking techniques on international basis to identify and pursue world best practice performance parameters, achieving cost and environmental benefits.

·      Led company delegations at technical conferences in UK, Australia, China, Italy and Yugoslavia.

·      Created, motivated and managed multi-function team reducing working capital from £35 million to £17 million

·      Directed major process design changes for successful 20% smelter upgrade and devised world-leading technical models for raw materials evaluation, process balances and planning.  Innovated new supply contract methodology to widen choice of raw materials.

·      Innovated the promotion of furnace slag for use in civil engineering projects saving primary resources, utilising political and public relations exposure including television.

·      Company representative for environmental contacts and consent negotiation with regulatory bodies.  Internal trainer for TQM.

 

AM&S EUROPE LTD AVONMOUTH.

 

Sintering Operations Manager.

 

Responsible for managing smelter operations from Avonmouth docks to blast furnace feed bins.

·      Played key role in “Survival Plan” turning a £9 million loss to a £6 million profit including a 33% reduction in workforce.

·      Continuously improved sintering performance to achieve 10% year-on-year output improvement and on-site capability for blast furnace feed.

 

Superintendent Zinc and Copper Refining.

 

Managed the production of smelter final products.

·      Introduced energy management and innovated design changes, reducing energy costs by 21% (£330,000) year-on-year, and winning the NIFES/Powergas energy management award in 1984.

·      Achieved year-on-year growth improvement in refined zinc output of 18%, and drove down quality rejection levels by 75%.

·      Commissioned £1million short rotary furnace plant.

 

Technical Executive.

·      Managed Dutch based European joint venture business including business evaluation and capital expenditure role.  Developed the first raw materials model for the smelter.

 

Assistant Refinery Superintendent

·      Australian role initiating major plant improvements at sister plant.

 

Assistant Refinery Superintendent

 

Shift Manager

 

RICHARD THOMAS AND BALDWINS LTD. EBBW VALE AND SCUNTHORPE

A number of technical and operating positions before, during long vacations, and after university.

 

 

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