Walker Group, which provides high precision components to the defence, aerospace and space markets, have announced two new additions to its board with the appointment of Amanda Robertson as Commercial Director and Paul Carnie as Finance Director.
With a career that began in defence and aerospace and went on to include various manufacturing sectors including papermaking and electronics, Amanda Robertson comes to Walker from US-owned Stoneridge Electronics where she spent 17 years, most recently as managing director for the Aftermarket Division. During this time Amanda was responsible for six European facilities, including leading an acquisition of its German distributor. Amanda holds an MBA from Abertay University and was recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year for the Courier Business Awards 2017 for her achievement in evolving Stoneridge Aftermarket from pure manufacturing to a more profitable product and software services organisation.
Paul Carnie joined Walker Group from V.Group, where he was Programme Director ERP, Marine Services Division; and previously, Director of Finance Operations, Marine Services Division. Paul spent two years with Babcock as Finance and Commercial Director, Energy and Marine Technology Division, and has also held roles with Weir Group working internationally on Finance Director assignments in Canada, the US and Spain in the service and manufacturing sectors. Paul is CIMA qualified which was obtained at ScottishPower.
Both Amanda and Paul will be based at Walker Group’s Glasgow site, and will work across all business sectors and sites.
Chris Melrose, Chairman, Walker Group, said: “The board is very pleased to welcome Amanda and Paul to Walker Group, where their talent and vision are already making them integral to the business. This has been a year of big changes for Walker Group and these appointments come at a strategically important point for the business as we continue to strengthen our position in our traditional markets and expand into new areas internationally.
“With our new Basildon manufacturing facility now nearly complete and the support of BGF providing us the stability we need to look ahead, 2020 is set to be a big year for Walker Group.”
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