Responding to demand for its leading etch, deposition and growth equipment, Oxford Instruments has invested in many key areas of the business recently and expanded its workforce by over 30% in the past 12 months.
The company now announces the appointment of two Directors to the Executive team, Steve Chittock and Neil Perry, who will further contribute to strengthening the company as it moves into its next stage of growth.
Steve Chittock, has been appointed Operations Director (Supply Chain and Manufacturing). A Chartered Engineer, Steve has 20 years operations experience in market leading, multi-national engineering companies operating in aerospace, defence and automotive markets. Steve's previous employers include Morgan Crucible, SKF & Bostrom. He brings experience in applying advanced manufacturing technology, techniques and software to improve business performance, aligning company and customer needs.
Neil Perry, Finance Director, brings a wealth of experience to Oxford Instruments. This has been gained in a number of industries, including telecommunications, aerospace and automotive. Neil's previous employers have included Wireless International and Matra Marconi Space (incorporating BAe Space Systems) in commercial, interim and Finance Director roles.
"These two appointments give us considerable strength to meet the needs of our customers and to develop the competencies and resources that support our future growth", comments Andy Matthews, Managing Director of Oxford Instruments. "In order to remain competitive and produce world leading products, it is imperative that we bring the skills and experience into the Company that meet the needs of the 21st century, and I believe that these two new appointments will help to achieve this."