New Appointments at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres
Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has recruited a new operations director. Marc Jordan, who joins the company from Trelleborg Group in Germany, will be responsible for ensuring that sufficient new tyre capacity is in place to support the company’s international expansion plan. He will also work with a locally based general manager in China to ensure best practice procedures adopted in the UK are followed in Xiamen when Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ new retreading facility becomes operational there in 2009.
During his career Jordan has held a number of senior operations management positions within the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, marine, production and rail markets. While in his last role at Trelleborg Group, he won national industry awards for lean transformation and environmental excellence.
“Naturally, it is vital that we run a highly efficient operation to keep our product quality high and to ensure on time delivery to all our customers,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson. “Supported by new investment to continue to expand our capacity, Marc will ensure that our facility can fully meet future customer demands.
“Marc will also provide guidance and direction to our general manager in China. It is important for the retention of our various airworthiness approvals that the operation there follows best practice procedures adopted by our Birmingham retread facility.”
“I look forward to calling upon my experience to implement techniques to maximise operational efficiency in terms of quality and delivery improvement,” said Marc Jordan.
“Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has a history spanning almost 100 years, but with company’s international expansion and its ability to benefit from the growth in military and civil aircraft deliveries, arguably there has never been a more exciting time to be joining the company.”
Mr. Jordan is joined at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres by manufacturing support manager John Greenwood. Also arriving from Trelleborg Group, John, a six sigma black belt with considerable management experience in the rubber industry, will spearhead manufacturing improvements.