Andy Slater is Operations Manager at H&T Presspart (Blackburn, UK) – A global supplier of Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI). The Company produces over 400 million MDI cans/year used by the pharmaceutical industry across 26 countries in every continent.
Andy’s career in manufacturing spans over 30 years. He has vast experience of all aspects of high volume, high-speed mass production manufacturing environments, with a strong focus on engineering excellence, Quality & On-time Performance.
Beginning as an apprentice in the automotive industry in which he remained for 8 years (Lucas Automotive Body Systems) Andy obtained an HND in Mechanical Engineering. He then joined Presspart Manufacturing Limited, a manufacturer of MDI cans since 1997, as a press technician for 2 years, rapidly progressing to a Shift Supervisor role. In 2002, the Heitkamp & Thumann Group acquired Presspart Manufacturing Limited to create H &T Presspart. During his years as Shift Supervisor, Andy pursued his higher education (Diploma in Management Studies, Blackburn College). In 2015, he was promoted to the role Operations Manager and earned an MBA from Lancaster University.
In the last 4 years, Andy has played an instrumental role in the digital transformation of shop floor operations, with quality, excellence, and sustainability at the core.