Manchester-based Cartwright Group has appointed Barry Atherton as Director of Operations of its manufacturing facility.
In his new role Barry is responsible for ensuring the company’s consistently high standards of quality, efficiency and service within its manufacturing operation are maintained and its operations policy and procedures are adhered to.
The appointment marks the latest step up the ladder for Barry who first joined Cartwright as a coach builder 24 years ago.
Over the years he has continued to rise through the ranks.
Barry highlights his responsibility in overseeing the successful completion of a major order, which saw Cartwright design and build more than 400 dedicated custodial cell vehicles to a tight schedule, among his achievements.
Working closely with Cartwright Group Managing Director Mark Cartwright, Barry said reviewing operations and efficiencies are among his immediate priorities.
He added: “I am delighted to have been offered this promotion in the midst of exciting times at Cartwright.
“For the past six years I had been General Manager with total responsibility for the shop floor – from the training and health and safety of staff, through to recruitment.
“Much of this is still included as part of my new role but with more of a strategic focus across the operations. It brings about an exciting challenge which will allow me to continue playing an important part in the future success of Cartwright.”
Mark Cartwright added: “We are delighted to appoint Barry to this key new position.
“With almost a quarter of a century of service behind him Barry has Cartwright blood running though his veins.
“The appointment will give him every chance to build on the invaluable contribution he has already made to our company and to play a vital role in our continued success.”