PFF is delighted to announce that following a restructure at our Washington site, four key appointments have been made. Pictured left to right are Steve Walmsley, John Conway, Craig Martin and Sally Pietryga.
John Conway has been appointed general manager of the plant. John joined PFF in August 2020 in a temporary role as operations manager. In his new position, he will lead the operations and maintenance functions at Washington, as well as managing the performance of internal operations to maintain and develop business growth. Outside work, his interests include chess, cosmology and learning Portuguese.
Production manager Sally Pietryga has been promoted to site operations coordinator and data capture manager. Sally will manage and analyse data from all internal production operations to inform productivity and control raw materials and wastage. Sally likes to spend her weekends baking and then walking the calories off on coastal paths and mountains in her home county of Cumbria. She also enjoys lifting weights. Prior to Covid, she volunteered with a local charity distributing hot drinks and food to the homeless in Newcastle city centre.
Shift managers Craig Martin and Steve Walmsley have been promoted to day-shift production managers. With responsibility for production targets, efficiencies, costs and maintaining high standards, they will ensure that the strategic and business objectives of the company are achieved while overseeing the personal development of staff. Outside work, Craig is a keen caravanner and enjoys hiking and kayaking with his three children. And Steve is a hobbyist breeder and keeper of Royal Python snakes! Steve is also the proud owner of a Harley Davidson and a member of his local Harley Owners Group.
Kenton Robbins, group managing director said: “We wish our colleagues good luck in these new roles. These appointments strengthen our Washington operation, putting us in a great position to achieve our strategic goals and meet the challenges of the future.”