SMP appoints Managing Director

SMP appoints Andy Richardson as its new Managing Director, 24 years after he first joined the business as a Laboratory Metallurgist.

Andy’s career began in 1991 at Firth Vickers Foundry, where he successfully completed his metallurgy traineeship. He has since amassed over 30 years’ industry experience, developing his career in several roles that has seen him progress from Technician to MD.

Andy’s appointment signifies the organisation’s growth plans, seeing him responsible for the strategic direction of the company – with a specific focus on maintaining its high level of quality whilst growing market share, profitability and increasing output.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy said:

“This is an ideal opportunity for me to bring together my skills and wide-ranging experience to drive forward our business.”

“Whilst the company may have experienced a change of name and ownership, its longevity within the marketplace speaks volumes about its reputation. I feel incredibly privileged to be part of a company that is globally renowned for its technical ability and product quality, and I look forward to driving this reputation forward”.

We wish Andy the very best in his new role.