The Swift Group has announced the appointment of Amanda McLaren as Group Production Director based at the companies HQ in East Yorkshire.
Amanda joins the Swift Group from bus manufacturer Optare, where she was Group Supply Chain and Production Director. During her time at Optare, Amanda was heavily involved in the move to a new ’green field site’ production facility, which was driven by the strategy of a lean manufacturing environment. In addition, she played a key role in a range of Optare’s development projects, including the introduction of a range of low-carbon buses.
Amanda commented ‘I am very excited by the opportunity at Swift, my background in the electronic, engineering and automotive industries has a direct application to many of the key practices here. Like Swift, I have a total commitment to quality and am focused on looking at every aspect of production, to ensure we exceed our customer’s expectations with our finished product. There is significant investment going into the continuous advancement of our production division and it is therefore crucial, that we continue to drive quality higher, by further developing our production team at every level, using training, support and a defined focus on key competencies’.
Managing Director James Turner also commented ‘I am delighted that Amanda has joined the management team at the Swift Group, she brings a wealth of experience particularly in production and from her time at Optare, a similar production operation to Swift, which will enable us to continue our drive towards providing customers with high quality, more efficient vehicles’.