Combilift are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerard Smith as General Manager.
Gerard’s appointment will support the strategic growth of Combilift and will report directly to Robert and Martin, with the position being effective from Monday, 13th of August.
Gerard will be responsible for finance, HR, supply chain, purchasing, IT, marketing, aftersales aspects of the business and will provide support and direction to Martin Mc Kenna’s Operations team, including H&S, production, facilities, maintenance and lean/quality.
Gerard’s most recent position held was the Operations Director for Terex Material Processing Group. Prior to working in Terex, Gerard held the role of Power Solutions Operations Manager at Caterpillar NI and has been in the engineering industry for nineteen years in progressively responsible positions.
Throughout this time Gerard has provided leadership in lean manufacturing deployment, managed various production sites and in his most recent role managed the 3 Northern Ireland sites producing a highly complex and varied product range, brought to a global market through 6 different brands. This experience together with his tenure at Caterpillar positions him very well for working with Combilift.
Gerard obtained a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and subsequently an MSc in Manufacturing Management from the University of Ulster. Gerard brings a wealth of operational experience to the Combilift team.
The entire team at Combilift welcomes Gerard on-board and wishes him success in his new role.