Meet David Johnson our new General Manager. We spoke with David to find out more about his professional journey and what he thinks the future holds for Marmax.
Between 1994 –2021 David has worked in multiple roles. Starting as a Production Planner he moved through the ranks to become Production Control Manager at Hashimoto Limited. He moved on to Vantec Europe as a General Manager for third party logistics contracts, and then to Signal Plastics as Head of Operations and Supply Chain Manager before coming to join us. David’s extensive experience and skills made him the perfect fit for the position of Marmax’s General Manager.
So, what is David’s favourite part about Marmax so far?
“Working with a hardworking and enthusiastic team that embrace the improvements that are being recommended.”
And what does your day to day consist of?
“I start off with a start of shift status check ensuring that the production and despatch plan is in place and resourced. I then Chair the daily sales and operations meeting. A big part of my job is monitoring and measuring our results in areas such as safety, sales, customer satisfaction and production performance. Despatch is also a major daily task ensuring that our products are on their way to our customers, we are also focused on working on improvement activities linked to health & safety, 5S, sales strategy, production efficiency and quality improvement.”
What would you say the future of Marmax looks like with you at the head of it? Any goals in mind?
“Business growth and improved competitiveness. We would like to ensure that our sales and production strategies allow us to be agile in a changing market, to provide innovative new products while efficiently manufacturing our core products. Always looking to improve what we do, promoting a mindset of continuous improvement that keeps us ahead of our competition in quality, price and delivery.”
“I’d also like to continue to develop a flexible and motivated workforce. By encouraging our staff to contribute to our success, harnessing their ideas we will be able to improve what we do. Challenging our staff to understand our processes, to be able to produce as many of our products as possible. It is also important that all of staff are aware of the values of our Company so that they feel part of our team and contribute to our future success.”
David left us with 3 inspiring words to describe Marmax and a short message to end our interview.
“Hardworking, Improving and Green. It is important for people to know who Marmax are, many people would have used our outdoor furniture without knowing it. Our recycled plastic outdoor furniture is a great alternative to wooden products, providing a long-lasting and “green” product that looks great.”
“We would love to work with and supply to companies that are passionate about the environment, that have green policies and want to make a difference in positively impacting climate change.”