Although spring finally appears to be on its way and there is a lighter mood in the air, for us here at Pentagon Plastics, March will also be tinged with sadness. At the end of the month, we will be bidding a sad farewell to our Operations Manager, Ron Fraser as he steps into his well-earned retirement.
Ron Fraser, Operations Manager
Ron joined Pentagon Plastics in 2008 when we acquired Jarzon Plastics and is a highly respected member of the team. Ron was instrumental in the smooth transition of production, continuity with key accounts and has been in senior positions with the business ever since. Ron has worked diligently to support customer and staff needs throughout his time with the company and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of working alongside him.
As in any business, when a senior staff member leaves, adjustments need to be made to the structure to ensure the service level to customers can be maintained as seamlessly as possible. To achieve this goal, we have been undertaking a management restructure and are pleased to announce that John Horspool (Tooling Manager for the group) will be taking over as Operations Manager from 1 st April 2018, supported by our excellent middle management structure of long-serving, experienced staff.
At present, John already works closely with our MD, Paul Edwards, on all tooling and quoting but will expand this to oversee the Mould Shop and supporting departments as we begin a new chapter. The bedrock of our business is provided by our staff, with a strong supportive management structure and our progressive nature we are building a strong future for our UK manufacturing business.
Paul Edwards, MD says ‘Ron has been an inspiration to me and I have learned a lot of key skills that have assisted me in taking my plans for the business forward. He has always been very supportive and will go that extra mile plus some to ensure the customers’ experience exceeds their expectations’.
We would like to wish Ron a very long and happy retirement and express our deepest thanks for the commitment and passion that he has shown throughout his years with us.