Amazon Filters makes key promotions, strengthening growth plans - Business Leader News

Amazon Filters makes key promotions, strengthening growth plans

An industrial filter specialist has strengthened its worldwide growth plans with six key promotions.

Amazon Filters says the new roles and responsibilities are designed to bolster strategic leadership as it continues to target critical industries reliant on process filtration.

The move complements a one million pound capital investment programme involving new production facilities, equipment, and warehousing at its Camberley, Surrey, manufacturing base.

Neil Pizzey, Amazon Filters’ Managing Director, said: “These well-deserved multiple promotions reflect the talent, dedication, and knowledge of our team.

“Most are long-standing colleagues with tried and tested track records of excellent service. 

“Each plays a vital part in helping us achieve our company purpose to ‘creatively solve problems and be a great place to work that our people are proud of’.  

“As well as creating new career pathways, their changes of role and responsibilities will strengthen our senior management structure and enhance our ability to support growth through a formal strategic leadership team.”

    In the 38-year-old firm’s Engineering Department, Matt Fidler has been promoted to Manufacturing Engineering Manager. After joining in 2012 with a degree from the University of Portsmouth, he went on to become the first employee to complete an in-house graduate programme.

    He now takes on responsibility for all engineering activities associated with filter cartridge production, including plant and equipment procurement, process development and support, maintenance, and product development.

    In parallel, Kris Stobieniecki has been promoted to Technical Manager with full responsibility for the development of products, processes, and equipment in the meltblown filter production area.

    Also on the Engineering and Technical Support side, both Mihai Holban and Gracjan Stasik have been promoted to Manufacturing Engineers. Their appointments recognise increasing levels of responsibility and commitment as customer needs have evolved in recent years.

    In the Human Resources Team, Heather Winter is now Lead HR Business Partner, a role in which she will apply insight from having worked across many operational activities within the HR function.

    At the same time, former HR Manager Ruth Pappadakis steps up to become Head of People and Culture.

    Her role includes responsibility for the operational delivery of payroll, recruitment, legal compliance, and absence management, plus developmental and strategic activities including training, career progression, employee engagement, and company culture.  

    Ruth said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this more senior role which is all about strengthening Amazon Filters’ commitment to recognise great employees, provide them with opportunities to realise their potential, and align our overall company culture and approach to ESG with our business goals.”