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Manufacturing supremo for Xtreme/Snorkel

4. June 2018 | Comments (0)

John Gill has been appointed chief manufacturing officer of Telehandler manufacturer Xtreme and sister company Snorkel.

Gill joined the business in November 2016, as director of manufacturing operation at Snorkel’s UK facility. Originally from North East England, he began his career in the power generation industry, joining Komatsu in 1988 in its production engineering department. During his 13 years with Komatsu, he held positions within production quality and purchasing management, before being promoted to manufacturing director in 1997, where he was responsible for manufacturing, purchasing and materials strategy development for Komatsu Europe.

In 2001 he joined JCB as managing director of JCB Heavy Products, a role that he held for eight years, before becoming managing director of the telehandler division, a job he held for four years. He then left to take up an 18 month assignment with Siemens Wind Power in Denmark before joining Terex in January 2016 as general manager and operations director for its Minerals Processing Systems plants in Coalville, UK and Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
In this new role Gill will be based in the UK and report directly to chief executive Matthew Elvin, he will be responsible for providing direction and overseeing all group manufacturing operations.

John Gill
John Gill

Elvin said: “This role has been added to the executive team as a logical step in our group’s development. John brings a significant level of manufacturing experience to our business, and his leadership across all of our production sites will help us to continue to develop and exceed our customer expectations globally.”

Gill added: “I have enjoyed making a difference with Snorkel to date, through the implementation of lean production techniques and I look forward to contributing to the business on a global basis. I am excited to work with the production team members around the world.”
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