Saturday, June 19, 2021

Sheffield Forgemasters’ former apprentice appointed to COO

A former Sheffield Forgemasters apprentice has been appointed to the company’s board of directors as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Gareth Barker, who started with the company in 1996 as an apprentice engineer, has progressed through the company ever since, working across all of its production divisions in various managerial roles before his appointment to the board of directors.

He now takes overall responsibility for all site operations, technical and quality output, Health, Safety and Environment, implementation of specific new plant investments and works with the CEO, CFO and non-executive directors to shape and develop the future of the business.

“Gareth is a valuable addition to the board of directors at Sheffield Forgemasters and has intimate knowledge of the company’s processes, the markets we serve and our strategies for future growth,” said Sheffield Forgemasters’ CEO, David Bond.

“Apprenticeships present a great opportunity for youngsters to develop their skills and launch their future careers on a sound footing. Gareth is a perfect example of what can be achieved, having worked his way up from the shop floor to gain experience in managerial and director roles across the whole business.

“His work with the other board directors will shape this company for the future and we hope that his achievements to date will serve as a real incentive to apprentices throughout the industry, demonstrating that there are no boundaries to ambition and hard work.”

Mr Barker will work to develop the company’s future growth in markets including defence, civil nuclear, steel processing, offshore oil and gas and the emerging renewables sector.

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