Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance moulded elastomer seals has appointed Lawrence Aldridge as operational excellence manager following a rigorous recruitment process.
The role is designed to champion operational excellence across the organisation both in manufacturing operations and across all other functions. Lawrence will work in both PPE and its sister company FTL Technology (FTL) based in Leeds, UK. His targets will be to improve efficiency across the businesses, reduce waste and continue driving output quality to world-leading standards. Lawrence has also joined the PPE senior management team and will be a key member of the team participating in the overall planning and running of the business.
From the point of view of customers, the continual drive in PPE and FTL for operational excellence means that the customer experience is continually improving. Whether it be in terms of on-time delivery, product quality, global customer service or responsiveness to customer requests, PPE and FTL already operate at the highest standards. There is always a desire to ‘raise the bar’ and by doing this the two companies aim to always meet or exceed customer expectations. Lawrence’s role is at the centre of this drive for continual improvement and operational excellence.
Lawrence has a strong track record of delivering operational and quality improvements having previously worked as quality & business improvement manager for a leading LED manufacturing company and quality manager at one of the UK’s largest printing groups. He brings with him an abundance of experience and ideas to help drive operational excellence at all levels in all functions.
Paul Gillyon, managing director of PPE said, "We are delighted that Lawrence has chosen to join the management team here at PPE. He brings with him many skills that complement our ethos of delivering excellence for our customers worldwide. I am sure the benefits will be experienced by our customers as we continue to do a better and better job for them.”