Productivity & Growth Advisor
After completing a Maintenance Apprenticeship with Rothmans, Steve then spent the next 17 years in First Tier Automotive supply, climbing the career ladder in two companies, from Production Engineer to First Line Manager to Manufacturing Director.
During this time, he lead initiatives such as ‘3 Day Kaizen’, ‘Set Up Reductions’ and ‘Change Agent Training’, studied Management, and this remains his core value.
The next 13.5 years were spent with one company in the automotive aftermarket, spending the last 8 years as UK Engineering Manager with a brief dual role as Production Manager.
During this time some key achievements were ‘Major tooling design changes’, ‘Design of 4 Generations of Press machines including in process robots’, the implementation of ISO 50001 (2nd in Country), completing a NEBOSH Certificate, as well as successfully managing maintenance and facilities.
The last 2.5 years before joining RTC North, Steve has been self-employed, where the company developed into an Interim Management Service with a structured approach to managing and empowering teams.