Michael Connor

Determined to increase its share of the market whilst delivering even greater quality, West Yorkshire-based Quickslide, the UK’s leading vertical slider manufacturer, has appointed Michael Connor as its Operations Director.

In both the UK and internationally, Michael has a wealth of experience in multiple disciplines which allows him to quickly recognise improvement opportunities within a business. He has worked previously in the USA, Poland and the Republic of Ireland and is a firm advocate of lean implementation and World Class Manufacturing programs, which he has utilised in order to deliver outstanding results and savings to businesses within challenging timescales.

Michael comes to Quickslide with an impressive portfolio of accolades for his ability to transform operations and improve general efficiency. In doing so, he recognises that he is joining an award winning team already, which has led the field in PVC-U vertical sliding windows for the last 10 years.

“I have gained experience in manufacturing right from the shop-floor, where I started as an operator, up to an Executive Management level,” Michael explained. “Being able to understand both viewpoints is invaluable in communicating the need for change and pitching this at the right level for the right group.”

Commenting on his appointment, Quickslide Chairman, Adrian Barraclough, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Michael on board with us. Coming from outside the industry means he can bring fresh and challenging ideas to the way we operate in the market. This is especially needed in a year of great change and expansion for us. Our goal is to always be exceptional in our field, matching all the quality requirements of the market. We pride ourselves in the levels of excellence we already deliver to our customers and Michael will help raise the benchmark even further.”