Derek Mansfield will join BNL (UK) Ltd in Knaresborough as their new CEO, succeeding Neil Partlett and commencing employment on 3rd January 2012.
Derek (pictured right) has 10 years of general management experience within TT electronics PLC and has held Managing Director roles in three different technically advanced manufacturing subsidiaries, the most recent of which was based in Malaysia. Prior to that, Derek gained 20 years manufacturing industry experience in important roles from business development and product engineering to operations management, all of which are highly relevant to BNL. He holds a BSc with Honours in Technology Management.
Commenting on the appointment, Faisal Rahmatallah, Executive Chairman of Plastics Capital, BNL’s parent company, said:
I am very pleased to welcome someone of Derek’s pedigree to lead the team at BNL. Derek’s considerable manufacturing industry experience will be a great asset as we continue to pursue organic growth opportunities and deliver on our new business pipeline for the remainder of the financial year and beyond.
BNL (UK) Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of innovative thermoplastic bearing assemblies and technical moulding solutions. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, BNL maintains subsidiaries in Foxboro, Massachusetts (BNL [USA] Inc.), Tokyo, Japan (BNL [Japan] Inc.), Rayong, Thailand (BNL [Thailand] Ltd) and sales offices in Shanghai, China and New Delhi, India.