Engineering firm names new MD

Steve Slater and Dave Mallinson

Burton-on-Trent-based Lorien Engineering Solutions has appointed a new UK managing director.

Engineering director David Mallinson succeeds Steve Slater, who has taken up an international role with Lorien’s parent company, US-headquartered GP Strategies.

Mallinson has been with the company for more than 11 years. As a chartered engineer, his background is in the design and implementation of manufacturing systems in the food and drink industry.

He previously held senior engineering positions at a major food producer and an international packaging systems manufacturer.

Mallinson, UK managing director of Lorien Engineering Solutions, said: “With Steve taking on a more international role, I’m delighted to step up and focus on driving further growth for our successful UK business.”

Group managing director Steve Slater added: “A core part of our growth strategy is to support our clients more internationally and these changes to our structure are essential to delivering that aim

“Dave is the perfect candidate for the UK role given his forensic engineering knowledge and in-depth experience of the market within which we operate.”

Lorien specialises in capital projects for the food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, safety compliance and sustainability sectors.