March 14, 2019: TBS Engineering, the UK-based battery automation equipment manufacturer, has appointed Richard Taylor as group operations director, the firm announced on March 4.
Taylor will take responsibility for all UK manufacturing operations, the supply chain and facilities management at the £15 million ($20 million) plant in Gloucestershire, which was opened in October 2018. BESB reported on the site here.
Taylor joins TBS after 20 years with Halliburton, the global oil field service company. He will also be responsible for the manufacturing and supply chain throughout the TBS Group.
“The business has a fantastic culture of innovation which is helping to generate even greater speed, flexibility and output for its customers in the manufacture of lead-based batteries,” he said.
“In 12 months’ time I’d like to see us using lean manufacturing tools to drive daily improvements, which will allow us to grow with the market, and our customers. I know from previous experience what amazing results can be achieved with a process-driven infrastructure that is lean and an engaged workforce.”