Lorien MD Slater to retire after three decades at company
14 Dec 2020
Lorien Engineering Solutions group managing director Steve Slater is to retire after more than three decades with the company, starting as a process engineer
Slater (pictured left), who led the company for 13 years and worked for it for 34 years, will be succeeded by Lorien UK managing director David Mallinson (pictured right), who was appointed to his present post 12 months previously.
Steve Slater said: “I feel truly privileged to have worked with such a talented and committed team and shared so many experiences and successes. Leaving Lorien will evoke mixed emotions as I look forward to the next phase of my life, but I know the company is in very safe hands under Dave’s experienced leadership.
“As a business we have placed great emphasis on succession planning over recent years with the formation and continuous development of senior leadership teams in the UK and Poland. This puts us in a strong position for the future.”
Chartered engineer Mallinson’s background is in the design and implementation of manufacturing systems in the food and drink industry. Prior to Lorien he held senior engineering positions at a major food producer and an international packaging systems manufacturer.
Mallinson, who now takes overall responsibility for Lorien’s operations in the UK, Poland and South Africa, said:
“Under Steve’s leadership we have enjoyed substantial growth and he will be a hard act to follow. I’m delighted to take on responsibility for our wider, international business and look forward to working with our talented team to drive further success.”
Lorien specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics. The company is headquartered in Burton-upon-Trent.
It opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa last year to meet growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa, while a well-established office in Wroc?aw, Poland serves the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region.
Lorien is a division of US global engineering and technical services organisation GP Strategies Corporation.