Monier Redland has recruited Neil Gregory to the post of industrial director to take charge of all six UK manufacturing plants.

“It’s great to join a business that’s growing organically and where the challenge is ramping up production to meet market demand. For anyone in production that’s a perfect problem to have”, he said.

Mr Gregory comes to Redland from a group called Essentra, which produces products from cigarette filters to printed packaging for the food industry, and believes that the fundamental disciplines of manufacturing and operational management are very similar.

“When you strip these things down you use the same tools – such as people management and production control,” he said. “I’m looking forward to employing my skills in this new and dynamic environment.”