Wilf Davis is our Managing Director and our longest standing member of the staff. Having joined the business in 1989, he has been involved in the business longer than some of the team have been alive!
At the time of his initial involvement Wilf took over what was at the time his family’s company, a compression mould shop in Dorking town centre with a turnover of around £300,000 per year. His key role was, and still is, to oversee the growth of the business and he immediately opened a second injection moulding shop on a separate site. In 2011 Wilf oversaw the consolidation of the two premises and the move to our current owned site on the outskirts of the town.
Since Wilf’s involvement began our sales have grown significantly, with a record peak in growth of 40% for the 2015 period.
Wilf has recently (2018) taken on the chairmanship of the Moulders Group within the British Plastics Federation. The intension now is to increase active involvement from group members through a series of meetings and seminars. The objective of the group is to provide a forum for information sharing to assist the growth, stability and profitability of all Moulders Group members and beyond, including other groups as appropriate.
Having worked within Broanmain in various capacities since 2002, Jo Davis has recently made the move to the role of Operations Director.
Jo’s background is a legal one and she has previously drawn on her expertise in commercial law, predominantly litigation and employment law, to develop the HR function of Broanmain.
Part of Jo’s work has included organising and overseeing team professional development, including extensive training programmes. Under Jo’s leadership all staff have undertaken at least an NVQ Level 2 in Business Improvement Techniques, and Jo also developed and implemented appraisal and 1-2-1 programmes to monitor and promote staff progress. As a result of her close involvement with the whole team, Jo was able to step into the Operations Director role easily and her attention is now turned to further process improvement, 5s and Broanmain’s growth plans.
Tool Room Manager
Our Tool Room Manager, Alan Pudifin, joined us in May 2015 and is not only an excellent tool maker but has also helped to drive technology forward in his department.
Having worked in both the Automotive industry and the Medical industry for the past 20 years, Alan joined us with experience in both plastic injection moulding and press tool making.
His experience has proven invaluable in time and money saving initiatives, particularly during the introduction of new technology aimed at aiding future projects.
Alan’s expertise has meant that, whilst providing the traditional tool making support our business needs for its historic work, he is also able to grow the technological side of the tool room and has been instrumental in putting together a proposal for and the implementation of our new SolidWorks software package.
Shop Floor Manager
Thomas has recently taken over the role of Shop Floor Manager, having joined earlier in the year as a Production Engineer.
He is now overseeing day to day shop floor operations, together with organising the planning, ensuring jobs are running as specified and troubleshooting as required.
Thomas also has responsibility for appraisals and will be overseeing recruitment of a new production engineer and improvements in our housekeeping processes.
SHEQ Manager (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality)
After joining Broanmain as a Tool Room Assistant a year or so ago, Andy was successful in gaining a promotion to the position of SHEQ Manager during the Summer of 2017. Working alongside Agnieszka, Andy is responsible for the implementation of ISO 9001:2015, along with taking the lead on Safety, Health and Environmental issues.
Andy has worked in a vast range of roles within the plastics industry, having been a quality technician, quality manager, customer support manager and technical relationship manager before he moved back to the UK from South Africa.
Accounts and Office Manager
Tina Bull is responsible for running the ever-expanding office side of our facility. Her role includes dealing with customer orders and running the accounts side of the business.
Prior to working at Broanmain, Tina gained extensive experience in accounts and office management. She also has great organisational skills, which she is keen to implement throughout the support function.
Her role is a new one at Broanmain, recently introduced as part of the drive to improve our front-line service to customers in dealing with order enquiries, alongside providing support to the production team by improving the structure and management of our facilities.
Agnieszka Kreczko is our Quality Engineer, and was appointed following being recommended by one of our customers, for whom she worked in a voluntary capacity.
Agnieszka’s qualifications include quality engineering, management and production engineering, polymer processing and health and safety, and because of this she brings a new level of quality expectation to all within the business.
Agnieszka has made huge inroads in improving and updating our systems, including enhancing our first off process, being involved with improvements in our MRP software, training for all staff and is fully engaged with our department planning process. Her engagement at this level promises to provide us with a dedicated technical department and state of the art equipment, together with a heightened quality presence on the shop floor.
After Moulding & Stores Supervisor
Monika has taken over the running of our After Moulding and Stores team. She has responsibility for the despatching of goods and ensuring that our team is running happily and efficiently. After joining us in Spring 2016, Monika quickly became a valued member of the finishing team and has easily stepped into her new role.
Please contact her if you have any questions regarding deliveries.
Tool Room Apprentice
We are delighted that, after working in our finishing area for a year or so, Kamil has progressed to working in our Tool Room and is our first apprentice. Attending day release, and one evening per week, Kamil goes to a local college to gain relevant skills.
We hope that he will be the first of many apprentices that we see at Broanmain.