Staff engagement is priority for new site director Nigel Freeman

TT Electronics Hartlepool has announced the appointment of Nigel Freeman as site director, with responsibility for all aspects of leadership, production and internal logistics. Previously manufacturing director, He takes up the role on January 1st.

Trading as Stadium Group until acquired by TT Electronics plc in April 2018, the site employs 130 staff.

Prior to joining TT Electronics, Nigel was manufacturing director at Thorn Lighting, Spennymoor and operations director at its Swedish plant.

He takes over the leadership role from Chris Short, who has been promoted to operations director for TT Electronics’ Internet of Things (IoT) solutions business unit, leading the operational strategies for the Hartlepool, Reading, Eastleigh and Dongguan sites.

Nigel will drive the ongoing development and growth of IoT solutions, manufacturing solutions and new product introduction. He is already leading key improvement activities at the Hartlepool site and is particularly focussed on employee engagement, working with wider TT sites to share best practice and learnings.

Nigel, said: “I am passionate about the people aspect of business and the importance of building a strong, supportive, team culture. When all colleagues are engaged and understand where a business is headed, how it plans to get there and the vital role they play in making it happen, you then have every chance to be successful. In terms of our internal culture, we must aim to bring out the best in each other. We need to actively support each other to work safely, develop expertise and be successful. We need to celebrate each other’s success.”

TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications with over 5000 employees operating from 28 locations worldwide.