Andy originally started working for Fusion on the 1st April 1990 and was with the business for 6 years. After spending a few months away from Fusion in early 1996, Andy returned on the 17th June 1996 to start what has now been 25 years uninterrupted service, equating to 31 in total with Fusion!
Andy’s journey with Fusion began as a Labourer at Plastics One on Carrwood Road, Chesterfield. He then went on to become a Semi-skilled Machine Operator and over the 25 years has progressed into roles including a Charge-hand, Supervisor, Shift Manager, Planning Manager and Operations Manager.
Andy’s current role is General Manager for our business in Egypt, ACE Plastics.
ACE Plastics was established in 2008 and is our local manufacturing and testing facility based at 10th of Ramadan City in Greater Cairo, Egypt. ACE Plastics primarily supplies the Egyptian gas market and produces our Flextee electrofusion tapping tee, which is designed to provide a solution to jointing to oval and coiled pipe.
Andy relocated to Egypt in October 2020 and has adapted to his new lifestyle and culture very quickly. He loves the new role and is thriving in the everyday challenges that it throws at him. One of the biggest challenges he has faced, other than the transition to living in a new country during a global pandemic, is driving in Egypt and in particular, driving a left-hand drive vehicle. The Coronavirus pandemic delayed his move to Egypt by 7 months, which was particularly tough after selling his home in the UK.
Andy wanted the challenge of moving overseas to a manufacturing plant that he could help develop and put his own stamp on and this was the perfect opportunity. He has many years’ experience in different operational roles and saw this opportunity as a natural progression with the opportunity of learning and developing both personally and professionally.
Andy remembers his interview with Fusion in 1990 like it was yesterday. A very quick and efficient interview process that allowed him to start this journey only a week later. He thinks its ‘amazing’ that he has had the privilege of being involved in so many positive changes over the years that has seen Fusion evolve from a small family run business into a globally recognised solutions provider.
“I feel so privileged that Fusion has had continued faith in me to be part of its growth and evolution. I will continue to give 100% commitment in any role I undertake and hopefully for many years to come.”
A huge congratulations to Andy from all at Fusion for his 25 (or 31) years of fantastic service. We are proud to witness another member of the team reach such a significant milestone in their career with the business. Keep up the great work!