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Profiles 

 

 

Gamil Magal 

CEO 

Born in 1956, Gamil Magal is an automotive executive with more than 25 years’ experience from Mechanical Engineering, Project Management to Group CEO of Magal Engineering.  In 1987 Gamil was part of the management buyout (MBO) of Coventry Pressworks and managed the operation until 1997, turning around the company from loss making to profit, whilst implementing the Toyota production system making a European showcase company.

He left to join the Adwest Group of companies as Operations Director, leading a turnaround of Rearsby Automotive Ltd implementing quality systems and lean manufacturing. Gamil took over as MD at Adwest Steering in 1998, once again managing change to breakthrough results in quality and profitability.  In 2002 Gamil led the MBO of Adwest Engineering, adding a further buyout of Dura Mechanical assemblies in 2003, resulting in the Magal Engineering Group.

Expert in turning around failing companies, Gamil managed to bring Magal Engineering to ‘Best in Class’ status for Achievement, Best SME, Best Financial Performance, Best Innovation and Best Factory awards.  Magal Engineering was ranked 84th in The Sunday Times Top 200 companies for the fastest UK company with overseas growth. Now Magal Engineering is a global, first choice and preferred supplier to Ford, JLR, Daimler and Renault. The Group has companies located in the UK, France, India, Turkey and China.  

Mark Franckel

CEO Arlington Industries Group                                            

Mark is an industrial engineer by trade. He started his career at the Atomic Energy Authority and moved into Industrial Design at Daresbury Labs (Science Energy Research Council). He has held a number of senior positions with Renold PLC (UK & USA), Jones & Shipman PLC, Precision Technologies Group and Black & Decker. Mark was CEO of Spear & Jackson Group until January 2014 when he left to become CEO of Arlington. With a passion to provide OEM's with stremlined supply chains and associated benefits. Mark is adept in international markets and operations, particularly China, India and the USA.

 

Simon Greenhalgh

Group CFO Arlington Industries Group

Simon Greenhalgh is an award-winning Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with over 20 years post qualification experience, having worked in industry since leaving practice in 1998. He has significant international board level experience and has worked for a number of different companies and business structures, consistently increasing shareholder value. Simon has worked successfully with a number of Groups in corporate finance and restructuring situations, including turnarounds, acquisitions and disposals.

Stephen Bamber

Managing Director Magal AWT

Steve has over 26 years’ experience with in a tier one automotive supplier base, Exterior / Interior Mirrors, Lighting, steering and Thermal control units.

Steve has full profit and loss responsibility for the Magal AWT facility reporting directly to the main Shareholders, directing and controlling the Company’s operations, giving strategic guidance and direction to the Management team to ensure that the Company achieves its mission and objectives. Working closely with our management team to insure that our customer demands are exceeded and that the correct skilled resource is available to deliver on our promises, but importantly, maintaining the highest possible standards of health and safety to make Magal the choice for employment in our industry.  

Career summary:

1986-2003 Manufacturing Manager at Britax Wingard / Schefenacker Vision System

2003-2005 Operations Manager at Runfold Plastics and Medical

2005-2009 Operations Manager at Scottlamp Ltd

2009-2013 Operations Manager at Perei Automotive Lighting

2013–Present Managing Director at Magal AWT Ltd

 

 

Davinder Bains

Managing Director - Magal Cables 

Prior to Davinder’s current role, he held senior positions within Quality and Process Engineering at Magal Group companies, also serving as Quality & Manufacturing Manager at Adwest Eng. Plc and Dura Automotive.

Davinder began his career with a British Leyland Cars subsidiary, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing and Program Management.

He has received his HND in Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University in Leicestershire, whilst working as a BL Technician apprenticeship.

Responsible for the successful achievement of the objectives and the execution of strategy, Davinder is ultimately responsible for the company’s performance and Profit and Loss Account. He also heads up the Group’s “Centre of Excellence” for control cables and mechanical spare wheel winch assemblies. 

 

 

J Sridhar

CEO Magal Tech India

Sridhar was born in 1962 and is a Mechanical Engineer, specialized in Automotive Engineering and a Post Graduate in Business Management. Joined in Western Thomson India, an Adwest Group Company in India in 1984 as Graduate Engineer and by 2005 was the Member of the Board of Western Thomson India. In 2009, joined XMOLD Polymers and was instrumental in turning around the Company. Since 2012, the CEO of Magal Engineering Private Limited in India and associated with the Company and Group during the growing phase of the company in India

Sridhar is Responsible for the Business operations at Magal Tech, India and the Company is having growth in critical Auto components.

 

 

Jean-Michel SAUVAGE

General Manager - Dauphinoise Thomson SAS

Graduate from a French Engineering High School, Jean Michel has 33 years experience in the Automotive Industry. His career commenced at Renault and then Tier 1 suppliers including Lebranchu, Sofedit, ThyssenKrupp and Sofedit.

Jean-Michel ensures the growth of the Company and its profitability through Customer satisfaction, managing the plants day to day activities including commercial and product development aspects.

Leading the workforce, ensuring they are well trained and operate in the best working conditions, collaborating as a team, as a result continuously improving all aspects of business implementing lean principles.

Contributing to the wider Magal Group of companies, each plant has a great level of autonomy and must operate to be financially self-sufficient.

“It is great to work for Magal Engineering Ltd, an agile and fast decision making Company."

Career History:

Production Manager

Engineering Manager

Project Manager

Technical Director (including 4 years in UK) at Coventry Presswork.

Group Continuous Improvement Director (including a major industrial restructuration).

Plant Manager (up to 1,100 employees)

 

 

Andy Tonks

Group Sales, Marketing & Commercial Director

A versatile and highly accomplished sales, management and engineering professional with more than 30 year’s diverse automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industry experience leading sales and project teams to breakthrough results.

As Group Sales & Commercial Director, Andy has responsibility to deliver the new business growth strategy across all the Magal Group companies on an international level, working closely to develop collaborative relationships with a wide and diverse portfolio of customers.

Reporting directly to the CEO, his remit covers sales, commercial, and programme management delivered through a cross functional global team.

Additionally, Andy is responsible for all marketing activities for the Magal Group, incorporating digital and presentation media, website, social media and creative customer engagement.

Early career as a time served apprentice tool and die maker, through aerospace development progressing into design, engineering and project management, through commercial management into the world of key account responsibility. 7 years working at Senior Director level reporting to company Board.

1991-1996 Engineering Manager Woodcrafts Coventry Ltd. Toolmakers, patternmakers, modelmakers

1996-1997 Project Manager Unipart Premier Exhaust Systems. OEM manufacturer of exhausts, catalysts, fuel tanks and oil pans

1997-2000 Senior Project Engineering Manager Unipart Yutaka Systems. Established green field factory as OEM manufacturer of exhausts, catalysts, suspension parts, crash beams and high strength pressings

2000-2001 Project Manager Magna Exteriors. Launched first BMW Mini into OEM manufacture of painted automotive bumpers systems and trim

2002-2003 Commercial Manager Magna Exteriors. Established commercial management structure, controls and team

2003-2007 Business Manager Magna Exteriors. Responsible for key account customer relationship and sales

2007-2008 Business Analysts Magna Exteriors, Interiors and Vision Systems. Group role developing strategy across Europe and Asia

2008-2010 Sales Director Magna Exteriors, Interiors, Vision Systems and Closures. Global key account responsibility for strategic OEM customers

2011-2012 Business Development Manager Doncasters TASC turbine airfoils and structural castings. Responsible for leading business development activities to supply jet engine “hot end” superalloy blades and castings with global aerospace OE customers

2012-Present Group Sales & Commercial Director Magal Engineering Group

 

   

Adrian Paul

Mergers, Acquisitions, Treasury and Finance 

Adrian is a Chartered Accountant from KPMG Manufacturing sector team, prior to moving into industry in 1996. Exposure of UK plc, US NASDAQ and SME owned businesses all within Automotive manufacturing.

Joined Magal in 2003 as a member of the executive team, responsible for financial accounting, tax planning and compliance, treasury and acquisitions. Adrian has 26 Year automotive industry experience including operational responsibilities in Europe and the US.

 

 

Rainer Juraschka

EMEA Sales Manager

Rainer Juraschka was born in 1968 in Germany and joined Magal Engineering Ltd. in 2007 as Key Account Manager. In 2015 Rainer became our Europe, Middle East & Africa Sales Manager

Rainer has responsibility to manage and create growth from Magal customers, looking after a number of our key accounts plus identifying new opportunities across a number of regions.

Project Management of all Magal products portfolio.

Managing non OEM’s customers

   

 

Florent Marquet

Technical Director Thermo Management - Dauphinoise Thomson SAS

After a number of years in the aerospace industry for thermal, mechanical and vibration simulation, Florent joined DURA as project Manager in 2002 at Dauphinoise Thomson plant in Grenoble, France. He followed the Magal growth as successively R&D functional manager, R&D-Process manager at Dauphinoise and became in 2014 Group Technical Director for thermo management.

Florent is responsible for all technical aspect of the Group’s thermo management activity leading the development of Product Strategy, Innovation, Product and Process development and support.