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Senior appointments to drive automotive supplier growth

Leading Automotive supplier Sertec has made two significant additions to its senior management team, bolstering the high level of expertise throughout the Company.

Steve Dunn joins the Sertec Group Board as Engineering Production Director and Carol Henderson takes tenure as Senior Commercial Manager with immediate effect.

Sertec’s dramatic growth in recent years has been evident throughout the industry, which in turn has benefitted the Company by attracting experience and expertise to the fold.

Joining from a major 1st Tier Body In White and Chassis manufacturer, Steve brings 37 years of Automotive experience in leadership, technical product development and process improvement. With the expansion of the business through both inward investment and acquisition, Sertec are delighted to have secured someone of Steve’s ability to lead the continued development of stamping processes and plant evolution.

Group Managing Director Dave Steggles said “Having recently spent £16million in our new heavy stampings facility, we are very fortunate to have enlisted Steve, who brings with him the calibre and skills set essential to capitalising on our investment. Whilst he will concentrate on Heavy Stampings at our Coleshill factory, his experience in assessing and implementing new strategies and processes will be of great benefit to the group as a whole, both within the UK and our European operations.”

Carol Henderson joins Sertec from Covpress Assembly and brings with her 25 years of Automotive purchasing and new model experience. As Senior Commercial Manager, Carol will add further expertise to Sertec’s Body In White capability and will play an integral part in attracting new customers to the Group.

“Carol has a wealth of engineering and commercial skills, which coupled with an extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, will add a new perspective to our commercial activities for a wider customer portfolio.” said Dave Steggles.

These senior appointments demonstrate an investment in quality people, as well as plant and equipment across the Group. Since acquiring Wild Automotive twelve months ago, Sertec has shown commitment to each of the new factories with investment and senior management support. New factory layouts and plant additions have benefitted the two Midlands sites, their site in Germany is basking in £1million worth of plant refurbishment and lighting upgrades and the Hungary operation is currently installing new presses and equipment to the value of £11 million over a two year period.

Such investment is backed up with the current roll out of a new £1million strategic investment in OEM recognised ‘Industry 4’ manufacturing IT systems across the Group.

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