Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings appoints Andrew Smith as new engineering manager

Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR), Telford Industrial Fasteners Operations has appointed Andrew Smith as its new engineering manager.

Smith holds a BEng (Hons) in mechanical engineering, a diploma in management studies, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is registered as a European Engineer (EUR ING). Prior to joining AFSR he was the engineering manager at Timken Aerospace Europe.

Reporting to operations director Jonathan Craven, he will manage a team of nine people, including two in France and Germany, who will help the business to grow through new and improved product development, as well as exploring solutions to how AFSR fasteners and installation tooling can be effectively incorporated into high volume automated production systems. To support this activity he will take the lead in AFSR Telford’s goal of achieving ISO 9001 accreditation for its customer-focused design processes and management systems.

Commenting on his new position Andrew Smith said: “Coming from an industry where my main aim was to make sure components moved freely to one that provides solutions to make sure they don’t is an exciting challenge for an engineer. I look forward to working with my new team at AFSR.”

Jonathan Craven, operations director at Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings added “Andy is a seasoned, professional engineer with an array of design, project management and international business development skills. He brings a customer focused, results-driven approach, and a wealth of valuable engineering and managerial experience to the company which will, along with his lead on significant projects prior to joining us, enable him to support the strategic goals of AFSR Telford.”

Picture: Andrew Smith, engineering manager, Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings.

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