Omega Plastics Group appoints new Group Managing Director

Manufacturing | North East
(L to R): Newly appointed Group Managing Director, Craig Swinhoe, with New Executive Chair, Dave Crone.
(L to R): Newly appointed Group Managing Director, Craig Swinhoe, with New Executive Chair, Dave Crone.

Omega Plastics Group has appointed Craig Swinhoe as Group Managing Director.

Craig replaces Dave Crone, who has held the position since 2006. Dave Crone will move into the role of Executive Chair.

Craig Swinhoe most recently worked as Group Managing Director of Quantum Pharma.

“This is the start of an exciting new phase for the Omega Plastics Group,” said Executive Chair, Dave Crone. “We have excellent technical engineering skills throughout the business but Craig will bring a different and complementary strategic and commercial skillset and approach to build upon our business strategy and help drive OPG forward.”

Craig said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed to this role during an exciting period at Omega Plastics Group.

“The move to Team Valley earlier this year and the opportunities that this has afforded the Group already in the form of new contract wins has been absolutely fantastic. It is my job now to harness this success and work with the fantastically talented teams at Omega Plastics and Signal Plastics to build on the momentum.”

The Omega Plastics Group provides a range of low to high volume rapid tooling and specialist multi-use plastic injection moulding services. The Group has reported continued growth since its acquisition of high-volume plastic injection moulding specialist, Signal Plastics, in 2015.

In December 2016, the group relocated Signal Plastics to a factory unit in Bentall Business Park, Washington, and invested over £1m in new injection moulding presses and overhead robotic equipment. Earlier this year, the group merged its two Omega Plastics sites in Blyth and Hartlepool into a new facility on the Team Valley Trading Estate.

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