Lorien’s Operations Director retires after three decades
After more than three decades with the business, Lorien Engineering Solutions group operations director Bill Treddenick is retiring.
Bill started his career in the British Merchant Navy as an engineering officer and worked in materials handling and transportation systems before joining Lorien in 1985 as an electrical and automation engineer.
He held various technical and commercial positions in the company, and for the last 24 years he has had the role of operations director.
Lorien specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics. The company is headquartered in Burton-upon-Trent.
Bill has led on projects in life sciences research and manufacturing, renewable energy, brewing, drinks and food manufacturing, and most recently projects associated with retail logistics centres, chemicals and automotive.
As a qualified health and safety professional, Bill also led Lorien’s safety and compliance groups in construction safety management and safety compliance of machines, systems and areas. The business has achieved its’ 29th Gold Award from RoSPA in 2021.
Bill Treddenick said:
“When I joined the firm in 1985, it employed just 38 people and worked primarily in the brewing sector. The business is now truly multi-disciplined, working across all industrial sectors, and we employ over 150 people based in the UK and Poland, and we recently opened an office in South Africa which is showing great promise.
“But while the size and sector scope of the company may have changed, Lorien has managed to retain much of the same ethos from the start-up business. I firmly believe that if you have faith and trust in your team, and you’re prepared to offer a little help to colleagues along the way, you will be part of a winning team. I will look back with pride not just on my personal achievements, but on my part in forming a successful team which can take the business forward onto even bigger things.”
Dave Mallinson, group managing director, said:
“Bill joined Lorien just a few months after the company was established and has played a key role in the firm’s success over the subsequent 34 years. We wish him a well-earned, long and happy retirement.”
Bill will be retiring along with his wife Susan – an endoscopy staff nurse working in the NHS . Amongst other things, they plan to make the most of their new campervan, visiting as many destinations as possible in Europe.
Lorien opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa last year to meet growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa . A well-established office in Wrocław, Poland serves the Central and Eastern Europe region.
Lorien is a division of global engineering and technical services organisation GP Strategies Corporation, headquartered in Maryland, USA.