After moving from McVitie’s in Glasgow, Rob is keen to bring his perspective and his passion for manufacturing to his new role in Cumbria.
“I began working in the chemical industry as an engineer and was promoted to Plant Manager early on in my career,” said Rob, who is originally from Manchester. “I got a real passion for the interaction between people and equipment.
“It’s also very important to me to produce something of value. In my career, I’ve made biscuits, cheesecake and beer, and worked for major blue-chip companies such as Mars, Gillette and Pepsi, as well as own label providers such as Bakkavor.
“I’ve worked as an operator on the shop floor and been a director of a business as well.
“I have a huge passion for manufacturing and I hope to make a real contribution to Kimberly-Clark.
“The site has a proud history and heritage over 50 years in Barrow, and I was looking for an opportunity to build capability and contribute to the company’s success.
“I strive for excellence in every area of manufacturing, so how do I help the site continue its high performance level so we continue to attract the best people, get the best investment from Kimberly-Clark and deliver for the next 50 years.
“There are so many hard-working people here. I’ve met really impressive people across every team and department with real passion and pride for the site, so we need to continue to leverage that.
“I want to ensure a bright future for the mill over the next 50 years through positive engagement of the workforce and working together positively and passionately with drive and determination to deliver something really special.”