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Chesterfield manufacturing company appoints to a brand new role

Chesterfield-based Blachford UK has appointed experienced project manager, Patrick O’Donnell to its management team.

Patrick joins the designer, engineer and manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles, as its New Parts Introduction (NPI) Project Manager. He is based at the company’s Holmewood site.

Within his new role at Blachford, Patrick will be responsible for managing the implementation of all new processes and products into the company. The newly created role is aligned to the company’s world class ambitions.

He brings an automotive engineering background to the role, having previously worked for a number of international vehicle technologies companies. Having started his career as a CNC machinist before progressing to a design manufacturing engineer role, Patrick brings extensive shop floor and project management experience to the role.

He credits his career progression and personal learning, which began with an apprenticeship, with giving him a wider understanding and appreciation of the processes and roles of individuals.

Commenting on his appointment Patrick said:

“The opportunity to take a hands-on approach and be part of Blachford’s growth, development and industry innovation, not only attracted me to the role but also to the company.”

He added:

“People are key to the success of Blachford and one of the reasons that the company is internationally renowned for innovation in the field of vehicle acoustics. I am delighted to now be part of the team.”

Outside work Patrick enjoys football. He is a Sheffield United season ticket holder as well as manager of his son’s Under 8s football team, Woodhouse Juniors FC.

If you’re interested in becoming part of the Blachford UK team, get in touch with the company on 01246 850 828.


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