Castell Safety International Ltd has appointed Chris Webster as its new finance director. Unusually for a financial incumbent, Chris holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University in addition to his accountancy qualification.
Chris joins Castell from Delice de France, where he spent five years as commercial manager in a role split between sales and finance. Previous to that he worked at H. J. Heinz, initially as engineering manager, moving through production management and into finance, where he held a number of finance controller roles across the Heinz business.
Commenting on his new position, Chris said: "I am delighted to be joining Castell. As a former chief engineer, I am aware of the heritage and importance of Castell as a company that provides safety across the manufacturing environment. I am looking forward to working with the existing board of directors to both grow the business and support the continuing innovation process."
As a result of Chris’s appointment, Castell’s five-man board is now entirely composed of qualified engineers.