McMenon Engineering Services has made a key operational appointment as the Cumbrian-based business looks to target further growth.
McMenon has appointed Gary Martin as divisional head, services and capabilities at its Workington manufacturing site, which has a team of 60 and an engineering heritage stretching back 70 years.
Martin, who was previously head of operations at a North-West of England training business, has nearly 35 years’ experience in the engineering sector, with the past 20 of those in training.
McMenon, a globally recognised manufacturer and supplier of flow and temperature measurement instrumentation, has ambitious plans to add to the number of products and services it provides and grow its international sales.
Shiby Bernard, chief operations officer at McMenon, said: “The addition of Gary strengthens the management team at McMenon as we look to broaden our market offering, increase awareness of our products to global markets and support our clients with additional services. Martin’s appointment forms a key part of the development strategy at McMenon.”
A mechanical engineer before moving into training and management, Martin will have a broad role at McMenon that includes overseeing the development of a service centre for existing products, developing a compliance and training arm of the business and promoting the McMenon manufacturing expertise to new markets. He has a strong understanding of the nuclear sector.
Martin, who has a BA (Hons) degree in business management, said: “A dynamic business, McMenon has a clear vision for the future. These goals are what attracted me to the company.
“I will be looking to use my experience to help McMenon grow into other product areas and market sectors. In addition, McMenon is looking to develop a services division to support client operations, such as calibrating products, and a training and compliance business. It’s a huge challenge to deliver across these three areas but it’s an exciting one.”
McMenon specialises in differential pressure flow meters, orifice plates, averaging pitot tubes, wedge meters, nozzles, Venturi meters (topside and subsea) and variable area flow meters. It also has a contract manufacturing division.
The company’s markets include the oil and gas, nuclear, automotive, aerospace, industrial, and pharmaceutical sectors. The business exports its products to more than 50 countries.
McMenon was recently shortlisted in two categories at the 2019 in Cumbria Business Awards. The company has been nominated in the Best Manufacturing category, while McMenon CEO, Anand Puthran, has been shortlisted for the Businessperson of the Year accolade. The winners will be announced in November. The company was acquired from global industrial technology business ABB by its current owners at the start of 2018.