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Andrew Lees

E-mail: andrew.lees@obisltd.com
Mobile: ++44(0)7770 388246
Date of Birth: 5th March 1953
Nationality: British
Languages: English
Health: ENG1
Driving License: Full UK
Current Location: UK

MCA/RYA Coastal Skipper, reliable, flexible and conscientious individual always

presenting a professional and commercial approach focused on good client relationships,
presenting a can do attitude. Has a complementary skill base in project management,
design, quality and safety in the manufacturing industry. Experience of manufacture of
pneumatic, hydraulic, electro/mechanical and plc controlled system. Knowledge of many
material and processing techniques that supports the provision of improved solutions that
are innovative in providing a sustainable product.
With the aim to combine the industrial skills with those of yachtmaster, to enter the
yachting building industry in a role in sales, project management or commissioning

• Effective communicator with customers, suppliers and staff and a good
team player.
• Project management and leadership competence.
• Has an eye for quality and can anticipate sustainable improvements.
• Can read engineering drawings, interpret manufacturing processes
required and select equipment required to produce a cost effective product.
• Knowledge in the implementation of best practice and lean techniques.
• Experienced in estimating using Microsoft office, project and excel.
• Ability to review potential suppliers for manufacture selection.
2009 RYA Coastal skipper RYA Small Craft Radar
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance RYA First Aid
MCA ENG1 Medical Certificate
MCA Short Range Radio Certificate
2008-2009 RYA Offshore Yachtmaster Theory
2008 RYA Competence Crew

UK Sailing Academy Yachtmaster Training Sept – Nov 2009
Training scheme for Yachtmaster, to incorporate a diverse range of maritime, sea and
shore based qualifications. Development and practical use of navigation, maintenance,
sea safety and social skills, demonstrated in a number of vessels including Southerly 32,
Sweden 38 & 42, catamaran, to a Challenger 67 yacht. Passage planning and skippering
around the Solent, south coast, northern coast of France and the English Channel,
accumulating an overall distance of 2800 miles.

Crew on Yacht transfer to Holland and return voyage July 2009

UK Sailing Academy Competent Crew Training Sept 2008

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Philips Avent - Mother & Baby Feeding Systems 1999 to 2009

Manufacture and supply of complete feeding bottle and associated support products,
soother’s sterilisers, bottle Warmers and Breast Pumps. 100% site manufacture of plastic
and silicone products, supplying to 65 countries, with 700 employees at the Glemsford
site. 40 - 200M turnover over employment period.

Engineering Manager – Technical Office 2008 to 2009

Development and Management of the build of bespoke automation systems with 5
core competence cross functional teams to synchronise with R&D and Marketing

Engineering Manager – Special Purpose Equipment 2006 to 2008

Management of self build and turn-key equipment projects with a team of 5
engineers, typical cost per project £50K to £2M, including installation of
equipment, facilities, maintenance and operator training.

Project Manager 1999 to 2006

Introduction of projects to support 15-30% growth per year, contributing to develop
sustainable production from a turn over of £40M to £200M in 6 years.

Vinten Broadcast Ltd 1997 to 1999

Manufacturing Development Engineer

The Hymatic Engineering Co. Ltd 1969 to 1997

Batch manufacture of Pneumatic & Hydraulic control valves for aircraft management systems:
Pneumatic stored energy systems and cryogenic devices for thermal imagers.
Chief Manufacturing Projects Engineer 1987 to 1997
Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer 1984 to 1987
Quality Engineer 1981 to 1984

Earlier Career 1977 to 1981

Held various manufacturing role in white good and aerospace engineering following
apprenticeship at Hymatic betwen1969 to 1974

Ongoing management training including:
Quality Function Deployment Continuous Improvement
Project Management Managing performance
IOSH Work Equipment & Machinery Safety IOSH Supply of
Risk Assessment NEBOSH Certificate
1976 Bromsgrove C of F E C& G Full Tech Cert - Distinction
1969 Catshill Secondary Modern 4 GCE ‘O’ Levels & 5 CSE
Commercial hot air ballooning, Coastal Skipper, TKM 2 stroke kart racing, Mini tuning
and rebuilds, travelling, D.I.Y.
Ex-employer Character Yacht Industry Related

Rai Virciglio Dave Mason David Eagland

r.virciglio@btconnect.com davejazzer@aol.com davideagland@btinternet.com
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