Welcome to June’s edition of Getting to Know You. Last month saw us grill Mardan Products’ owner Gill! This month we can’t think of anyone better than Andy! With Andy’s experience, expertise and length of service there is nothing he doesn’t know about the acrylic industry and in this installment of Getting to Know You he shares ALL about why he loves his job, what his favourite project to date is and most importantly who would play him in a film!!!
This month we’re getting to know our Andy
Position: Commercial Dictator…err I mean Commercial Director!
Length of Service: 18 Years
3 words which best describe you: CAN – DO – ATTITUDE!
What do you love about your job: The variety that the plastics industry creates. Every day is different, I love the designing and manufacturing process from start to finish. The ability to find creative solutions to our customers display problems.
Favourite project to date: My favourite project to date has to be without doubt the Department of Working Pensions refurbishment. We took on huge project refurbishing all of the job centres Nationwide! It was a fantastic project to head up with fantastic results.
What do you love to do in your spare time: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family but I am also a keen hiker & rambler. Most weekends you’ll no doubt find me walking over Dovestones or Owd Betts- just some of my favourite walks in our area.
What is your favourite range of acrylic: The Naturals range from Perspex® is my favourite range, it is a matte finish and is sleek and modern and works well for so many different applications.
Favourite book and/or film: I am not a big reader-I don’t have the time! My most favourite film in the world is Schindler’s list – it is such a powerful film and contains my most favourite actors Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. I am also a massive fan of Saving Private Ryan – you could say I really love War Films.
What would be your dream project to work on: Goodness this is a hard one but I would have to say it would be incredible to be able to work on the set of Hollywood blockbuster producing amazing set designs and props- this would be a dream come true!
If you were to have a film made about your life who would play you: This is a tough one! But I would have to say my all time favourite actor – Ralph Fiennes. He’s an incredible actor with so many different levels, he’s adaptable, passionate, he is so diverse and able to take on many different roles – much like myself!!!