Peter is hailed as a manufacturing hero

McMenon Engineering is delighted to announce one of its longest serving employees is being hailed as a hero of UK manufacturing.

McMenon’s QHSE & Facilities Manager Peter Gresty was announced among The Manufacturer Top 100 for 2022 at a ceremony this week.

Those named in The Manufacturer Top 100 are recognised as the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing. This is as nominated by The Manufacturer’s 265,000-strong audience and the wider industrial community.

It is judged by a panel featuring leaders of industry, academic institutions and manufacturing associations.

Peter was named as an exemplar figure among the 100. He stood out during the judging process and earned special recognition.

Unsung Hero of McMenon

He was nominated in the Unsung Hero category. This was for his expertise and experience and the quiet way he goes about his role, earning respect from all.

His nomination highlighted the fact that he has spent all his working life supporting the manufacture of steel instrumentation components. Going from small batch items to large complex instruments, up to 10 tons in weight.

He worked his way up through the industry from serving his apprenticeship as a machinist, and then becoming foreman/team leader. After that he moved into engineering planning and supporting sales.

Peter secured and supported a number of large global expansion projects. He was also responsible for successfully increasing apprentice numbers and transferring vital, key knowledge, in the role of operations/manufacturing lead.

The most recent iteration of Peter’s career sees him using his vast knowledge to head up the Quality and Health and Safety area of McMenon, implementing new inspection and HSE regimes.

He has helped overcome many obstacles that Brexit and Covid threw in the company’s path. He is an invaluable asset to McMenon.

In summary, the biggest compliment comes from McMenon CEO Anand Puthran. He said: “Peter knows more about the Workington factory than any other and I sleep better at night knowing Peter is in charge.

“Whilst supporting the business and the huge volume of engineers that have worked with Peter over the years, he continues to carry out his duties in manner that gains him the utmost respect from his work colleagues.”