Dave Fisk, Managing Director TRF
Maria Johnson, TRF Finance Director
Stevie Meiklem, TRF Purchasing & Operations Director
Michelle Horscroft, Internal Sales Manager TR Direct
TR already owns the UK trademark, Pozidriv, and European marque, Pozi. Philips, the inventors of the Philips Drive and Pozidriv have also developed a number of patented systems. The most exciting for us is MOTORQ Super which enables the manufacture of fasteners with up to 25% less material in the head enabling the advantage of weight reduction and less material use, both vital in achieving greater efficiency especially in automotive applications.
Finally in June 2013, and as part of the Group's planned succession strategy, we promoted a number of executives, including to the Board of TR Fastenings (TRF); this reflects the strength in depth we now have within the organisation – Dave Fisk, was appointed Managing Director; Stevie Meiklem, Purchasing & Operations Director, both have worked their way up the ranks of TR over many years whilst Maria Johnson, the newly appointed TRF Finance Director is extremely capable and brings to the trading business expertise from her previous senior roles before joining the business in November 2006.
At the time of writing, a very positive start to the current year has been achieved. There is much optimism with an abundance of new products to sell and new geographical territories and industries to explore. More on this is explained in Glenda Roberts' Global Sales and Business Development Report.
Lower cost base; securing significant new business at improved margins; steady profit growth across all regions
Personally, I would like to thank all of my colleagues throughout Europe for making this the most enjoyable time to work for this organisation.
TR Europe Managing Director