18 May 2020

Wakefield-based industrial robotics specialist Sewtec Automation has made a pair of senior appointments.

Mark Dignum has been recruited as production director and Charles Boswell has been hired in the newly created role of head of quality.

Dignum has joined the company from Huddersfield-based specialist equipment supplier AUS where he was operations director for nearly two years. Prior to that, he held senior operations and manufacturing roles with companies in the furniture, healthcare and FMCG industries.

Boswell was previously quality, health, safety and environment manager at specialist steel manufacturer MTL Advanced in Rotherham. He has more than 25 years' experience in the mechanical and industrial engineering industry.

Mark Cook, Sewtec Automation's managing director, said: "As we further enhance our capability to design, manufacture and commission inventive automation solutions for a range of global industries, it is vital that our quality and productivity also continually improve.

"Mark and Charles are both excellent operators who will enable us to achieve that important objective. They will both play important roles in the ongoing delivery of our transformation and growth strategy, and we look forward to them contributing directly to Sewtec Automation's continued success."

Sewtec Automation designs, manufactures, installs and commissions complex industrial automation systems for global blue-chip clients in the pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage, personal care, pet care and tobacco industries. More than 85 per cent of the company's sales are exports.