Leading composite door manufacturer Distinction Doors has announced the recruitment of two new staff members in a move showcasing their commitment to investment in quality and customer service. Dean Hempshall joins as Quality Health and Safety and Engineering (QHSE) Manager while Przemyslaw Dojlidko, or Joe, steps into an Electrical Maintenance Engineer role.
The appointments follow a significant six-figure investment in machinery including saws, CNCs, edgebanders, paint facilities and related equipment, as well as new production processes designed to improve quality control and efficiencies while reducing waste.
Dean, who moved to Distinction from Howdens Joinery in March, will be tasked with improving the company’s reputation for quality and service by monitoring non-conformance reports and implementing measures to eradicate issues in the production process or supply chain. His responsibilities will also include the control of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to ensure that Distinction’s machinery is operating at suitable quality levels.
Explaining his plans for Distinction, Dean commented: “Distinction is the longest established composite door manufacturer in the UK and has earnt an enviable reputation in the last 20 years, however there is always room for improvement. My long-term goal will be to dig deeper into the data captured on our machines to build an even more comprehensive picture of our processes, and really fine-tune our production procedures. I will also look to generate audits to further improve product quality, giving clear indications of how Distinction can raise the bar even higher.”
Joe started in February and forms part of Dean’s team. Inaugural in the newly created role, Joe was brought in to devise and oversee a comprehensive maintenance programme that supports an upsurge in productivity by minimising machinery downtime. He will manage a schedule of upgrades and replacements, which ensures compliance with industry regulation is upheld, and by having a human resource dedicated to fault diagnostics and performance monitoring of equipment, the overall output of the factory will increase.
Joe said: “It was an exciting prospect to be the first person in a brand new role. Distinction’s foresight in recognising the need for a dedicated resource exemplifies how serious they are about continually striving to be the best in the business. There is a huge amount of equipment to oversee, but already, we have a workable schedule taking shape.”
Gareth Williams, Distinction’s Managing Director, commented: “Distinction’s biggest asset is our staff, and Dean and Joe are no exception. We’ve discussed how we want to take the business forward and how we could further improve our quality and production processes. I’m delighted that they have both joined the fold, and with their input, I’m confident that we will continue to go from strength to strength.”