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Senior Consultant CV's

Each member of our team of skilled advisers has managed a major business sector at a senior level, and has been responsible for the successful implementation of major projects in the manufacturing and service-related sectors in the UK, Europe, North America and South Africa. In addition to general management skills, each consultant has a particular area of expertise and the knowledge base to draw upon to help diagnose the specific needs of your business.

Dennis Roycroft

Dennis has 35 years experience in the automotive and engineering sectors. He has held management positions in both the UK and South Africa, and has been responsible for engineering functions in the US. His sepcialisms include all aspects of manufacturing including component manufacture and assembly, lean manufacturing, communication, management and leadership skills, plus the implementation of advanced technology, quality and financial systems. He also has detailed experience of environmental concerns and issues within manufacturing and engineering, and was responsible for leading teams to the successful accreditation of ISO14001 and ISO9002. In addition, he has developed asset management initiatives, which have reduced manufacturing cost base and improved profitability. Dennis played a major role in the private/public sector initiative which lead to the Heart of Thames Gateway regneration programme.

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Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor has an MA in Industrial Relations from Warwick Business School. He has over 30 years experience in human resource management involving all aspects of employee relations, including negotiation of efficiencies, grievance procedures and handling of disputes with TU representatives mainly with the T&GWU and Amicus at Plant and District Officer level. He was also a member of the Ford hourly and salaried national level negotiation bodies. Phil was Vehicle Operations Employee Relations Manager at the time of the cessation of vehicle assembly at the Ford Dagenham plant and the closure involved both redeployment and voluntary redundancies over a two-year period whilst maintaining vehicle assembly until the plant finally closed. Other positions held include Director Ford Britain Trust and Position Evaluation Specialist for Ford of Europe.

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Jim Eyre

Jim Eyre holds an Economics Degree from Glasgow University and has 35 years experience in the automotive sector. He has held management positions in the UK< Germany and in the United States. He is specialist in the implementation of advanced quality systems and also has experience in Human Resources and Manufacturing. He has successfully led teams that have introduced both Ford internal quality systems and accreditation of ISO9000 and QS-9000. Since retirement from full-time employment, Jim has worked with a subsidiary of Mahle in Salisbury to improve Mould Shop & Assembly quality for large plastic moulded components. He has also spent nearly two years working with a privitised Fuel Injection Pump Manufacturer in Romania, leading this Plant to ISO9000 (Year 2000) accreditation and also TS16949 accreditation for product lines for major automotive supplier companies, such as Delphi and LUK.

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Frank Doyle

Frank Doyle has over 30 years epxierience in cost and financial analysis in the automotive and component supply industry. He has held management positions in the UK and in Germany at both operational and staff level. During his career he travelled extensively working on strategic finance assignments in the US, Mexico and Italy. He holds a Social Science (Economics) Degree. His experience covers many key financial aspects such as project appriaisals for product sourcing and production systems, identifying and tracking performance measurables, due diligence analysis for acquisitions and mergers and formulating strategic business plans. He has been actively involved in corporate restructuring, cost appraisals for alternative manufacturing sites and determining affordable product cost structures consistent within agreed business objectives. Most recently, he has worked in Eastern Europe and the UK as a Business Advisor for takeovers and contract tendering.

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Ray Phillips

Ray Phillips has 39 years manufacturing experience in the automotive manufacturing environment, 25 years in various managerial positions. He has a BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering, MSc in Environmental Engineering from Portsmouth University and is a Chartered Engineer. He has worked on large Powertrain projects in UK, France, Spain, Germany, Mexico and North America. His specialisms include all aspects of Power Train manufacturing including component manufacture, assembly, plant layout and lean manufacturing. He has extensive experience in the implementation of advanced technology and unique environmentally oriented projects. He also has extensive experience of implementing and teaching Lean Manufacturing and quality operating system skills within manufacturing facilities globally. Recent work has involved the implementation of Health and Safety systems within the construction industry and offering productivity improvement advice to SME's in the London area.

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John Faragher

John Faragher holds an MBA from City University London and has 36 years experience in the automotive sector. He has held management positions in the UK, Germany and Spain and through his career, numerous Supply Chain Management and Purchasing assignments have taken him to the US, South America, South Africa and the Far East. He has extensive experience of Supply Chain Management, focusing on JIT delivery, Inventory Control, Quality, Logistics and Transportation. He has detailed experience of leading teams in the development and implementation of processes to assist a worldwide supply base with ever changing customer requirements. He has extensive purchasing experience gained as a Senior Purchasing Manager, and was the Purchasing Launch Manager for the introduction of Ford Fiesta in Cologne and the Mazda 2 in Valencia. His experience also covers many key areas including product/supplier sourcing, and contract negotiation. Most recently he has been working with a number of component suppliers within the manufacturing industry, assisting with and developing supply chain management processes and procedures.

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