New Cressall manufacturing director brings lean efficiencies to Leicester

Jobs to be created at existing plant



Leicester based electrical engineering firm Cressall Resistors has added to its senior management team by appointing former Eaton Electrical lean manufacturing expert Cy Wilkinson. Wilkinson, who joins as manufacturing director, is set to oversee significant expansion of the Cressall team, which will result in new jobs being created at the company’s Leicester plant.

Before joining Cressall, Wilkinson worked for Flavel Leisure, EU-Matic, Mayflower and Eaton Electrical. Key achievements include taking an EU-Matic site from green-field start-up to volume production and managing 200 staff on the MG TF project for MG Rover while at Mayflower.

Wilkinson’s new employer, Cressall Resistors, was acquired by Italy’s Telema SpA through its British arm TPR Resistors in February last year. As a result, the two firms’ manufacturing bases have been consolidated into one, under the Cressall brand, creating significantly increased production in Leicester.

Wilkinson, who is married with a two year old son, plans to apply his lean manufacturing expertise at Cressall. “We’re preparing to increase our production by 20-25% over the next year,” explained Wilkinson. “To support this growth, we have some really good people here. Their skills and capabilities, as well as those of the new team members, will be the key factor in achieving our goals,” he enthused.

“The crux of the issue is providing people with clear direction and then trusting them to carry out their responsibilities. The right people will use their initiative to help us meet our targets and ultimately improve the service that we give our customers,” concluded Wilkinson.


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