Walker Group, which provides high precision components to the defence, aerospace and space markets, announces 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 on 30 September 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 during his 15 spell at ScottishPower.
Both Amanda and Paul will be based at Walker Group’s Glasgow site, and will work across all business sectors and sites.
“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,” Chris Melrose, Chairman, Walker Group, said. “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.”
Image caption: Amanda Robertson and Paul Carnie have recently joined Walker as Commercial and Finance Director respectively.
About Walker Group
Walker Group companies provide advanced high-precision manufacturing services from centres of excellence located in Scotland, England and Poland. The advanced precision engineering business provides high quality, high precision components to the telecoms, defence, aerospace and space markets. It operates from a head office in Glasgow and has facilities in Basildon and Poland. It has extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities including highly sophisticated multi-axis machining, wet processing (i.e. NADCAP accredited electroplating and painting) and comprehensive Mechanical-Electro-Optical assembly/testing facilities, within clean room environments. It also carries out bespoke design & build projects. Established in 1979, Walker is privately owned and currently employs more than 300 staff across its three sites.
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