SMI Appointments Support Record Growth
SMI (SMI) has defied the challenges of 2020 to deliver record growth and added further talent to its team. The cable system manufacturer has delivered its fifth successive year of compound growth and is set to grow tenfold in ten years.
With its headquarters in Andover, UK, SMI has maintained uninterrupted manufacturing throughout the coronavirus crisis in support of critical infrastructure projects in defence and energy. Pressure moulded cable systems designed and manufactured by SMI form the central nervous system for a range of platforms in transport, aerospace, marine and renewable energy.
2020 has demonstrated more than ever the co-dependency between SMI and their supply chain.
Maintaining component supply has been essential during the lockdown periods and SMI has been able not only to assign key worker status to critical suppliers, but also to forward procure parts de-risking programmes for their customers and enabling those suppliers to de-furlough staff and maintain operations.
Dan Garramone Joins the Business As Head of Supply Chain
Dan joins SMI to continue to nurture those relationships and to align capabilities through the supply chain to meet clients’ demands and maintain SMI’s market leading position in the provision of fit and forget cable systems.
With a background in electronics, Dan has spent the last decade in procurement across a range of categories and his expertise will balance the need to bring economies and efficiencies for key products and services with maintaining a robust post-Brexit supply chain and delivering our public and private sector clients’ broader social agenda.
Dan said that SMI’s supply chain will notice the changes gradually: “As we strengthen strategic partnerships we’ll also be looking at our suppliers’ credentials to ensure they support sustainability, health and safety and social objectives such as helping to eliminate modern slavery.”
Jenny Moores Has Been Appointed Security Controller
We also welcomed Jenny Moores to SMI in November. With over 13 years’ experience serving in the Royal Navy as a Communicator on a range of platforms including Type 23 Frigates and Aircraft Carriers and has worked in deployments alongside the Australian Navy in Sydney and the American Armed Forces in stations around the world.
Jenny is familiar with many of SMI’s technologies having been a Communications Equipment Installation Engineer on the Astute Class Submarines. Latterly she has provided Lead Security for BAE Systems and she joins SMI as Security Controller. Jenny joins our compliance team where, in addition to her Security responsibilities, she will take the lead in SMI gaining accreditation to ISO 27001, the International Information Security Standard in 2021.
“We are delighted to welcome Dan and Jenny to the SMI team. Their talent and experience will strengthen what we do for our customers and support the tremendous growth of the business”.
Keith Wells, Chief Executive Officer