We have strengthened our worldwide growth plans with six key promotions.
The new roles and responsibilities are designed to bolster strategic leadership as we continue to target critical industries reliant on process filtration.
The move complements a £1 million capital investment programme involving new production facilities, equipment and warehousing at our Camberley, Surrey, manufacturing base.
Neil Pizzey, Amazon Filters’ Managing Director, said: “These well-deserved multiple promotions reflect the talent, dedication and knowledge of our team.
“Most are long-standing colleagues with tried and tested track records of excellent service.
“Each plays a vital part in helping us achieve our company purpose to ‘creatively solve problems and be a great place to work that our people are proud of’.
“As well as creating new career pathways, their changes of role and responsibilities will strengthen our senior management structure and enhance our ability to support growth through a formal strategic leadership team.“
In our Engineering Department, Matt Fidler has been promoted to Manufacturing Engineering Manager. After joining us in 2012 with a degree from the University of Portsmouth, he went on to become the first employee to complete an in-house graduate programme. He now takes on responsibility for all engineering activities associated with filter cartridge production, including plant and equipment procurement, process development and support, maintenance and product development.
In parallel, Kris Stobieniecki has been promoted to Technical Manager with full responsibility for the development of products, processes and equipment in the meltblown filter production area.
Also on the Engineering and Technical Support side, both Mihai Holban and Gracjan Stasik have been promoted to Manufacturing Engineers. Their appointments recognise increasing levels of responsibility and commitment as customer needs have evolved in recent years.
In the Human Resources Team, Heather Winter is now Lead HR Business Partner, a role in which she will apply insight from having worked across many operational activities within the HR function.
At the same time, former HR Manager Ruth Pappadakis steps up to become Head of People and Culture.
Her role includes responsibility for the operational delivery of payroll, recruitment, legal compliance and absence management, plus developmental and strategic activities including training, career progression, employee engagement and company culture.
Ruth said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this more senior role which is all about strengthening Amazon Filters’ commitment to recognise great employees, provide them with opportunities to realise their potential and align our overall company culture and approach with our business goals.”
The new roles and responsibilities for the six follow a series of new hires and promotions in 2022, both in the UK and in overseas sales territories.
UK moves included Dean Wilson joining as Procurement Manager and Dan O’Sullivan taking on an expanded remit in the Housing Component Team.
Elsewhere, we have hired new, on-the-ground business development managers in both the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions and appointed further partners and distributors to pursue sales growth in these territories.
We are currently advertising for a Logistics Manager to further strengthen our team at Camberley.