Pandrol has added a newly created position to its senior management team as it looks to support industrial productivity and improvement strategies across its four product lines, fastenings, aluminothermic welding, equipment and control and electrification.

Arnaud Pierrard, who brings with him significant international experience of industrial management acquired with Thyssenkrupp, Vallourec and Itron Group, joins the Pandrol in the newly created position of Manufacturing Excellence and Quality Certification.

In his new role, Arnaud is responsible for implementing, following and co-ordinating programs of industrial performance, particularly in the field of productivity, quality and safety. The role will also include supporting Pandrol’s factories in their implementation of strategies for improvement through the use of ‘Lean’ waste minimisation tools and the deployment of ‘industry 4.0’ automation and data exchange technologies.

Pandrol is committed to delivering consistent, and continuously improving, levels of quality and service throughout the global business. By adopting a global perspective on systems certification, safety, manufacturing and supply chain, Arnaud will promote manufacturing excellence practices.

Guy Talbourdet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Delachaux Group commented on the appointment: “We are very pleased to add this new role to our senior management team and to welcome Arnaud. This is an exciting time for the business as we drive forward with improvements and innovation in our manufacturing process and Arnaud will play a fundamental part in this.”

Arnaud took up his new role on 26th June 2017. He is based in Raismes, France.