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Norco Appoints New Composites Centre Production Manager

James Luby, Norco

Norco has appointed James Luby as the new Production Manager at their dedicated composites manufacturing centre. James joined Norco in October 2018 as a Project Engineer and has been quick to make an impact in the business with his expertise and proactive attitude.

His professional career began at the composite manufacturer United Aerospace Ltd in Pembrokeshire as a Production Engineer. After 3 years, James moved to AIM Altitude (a provider of aircraft interiors) as a CAD/CAM Programmer. He swiftly progressed to CNC Supervisor and then finally Production Engineer before moving to Norco.

Mark Northey, the Managing Director of Norco describes the appointment as follows: “Coming from an aerospace background, James brings a wealth of production knowledge and high-quality standards to our Composites Centre.”

“He will manage all aspects of the centre’s operations including all current & new production, production planning, procurement, scheduling and manufacturing engineering.”

The challenges and goals within the Production Manager role include, implementing a ‘Continuous Improvement’ methodology throughout the business, developing standardised processes & driving process improvement.

James is taking over from Steve Cox who joined Norco in 2017. Steve has been key to the expansion of the Composites Centre and recruiting James. They both worked together at previous employment and James will take on the mantle.

Excited to undertake this new role, James comments: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead, my primary focus will be to ensure projects are delivered ‘on-time’ & ‘on-budget’, whilst meeting the needs of our current customers & establishing relationships with new customers”.

With over 35 members of skilled staff stationed at Norco’s Composites Centre, James will have the opportunity to implement his own processes and strategies to ensure the Composites division of the business is profitable and continues to grow.



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