WFEL appoints former BAE Systems Managing Director
11th April 2018
WFEL Ltd, a world leader in the supply of rapidly-deployable military bridging systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Anderton as Managing Director, succeeding Ian Wilson, who will shortly retire from the company.
Ian Anderton brings with him extensive experience of the defence industry, coupled with a strong background in operational improvement. For many years, Ian held senior management roles within BAE Systems, including Managing Director of the Munitions Division and COO roles within BAE’s Maritime Division, responsible for both submarines and warships.
Prior to his time at BAE, Ian was General Manager for Pirelli Power Cables and also spent some 12 years in a variety of leadership roles within ICI.
Ian said, “WFEL’s military bridging products have a worldwide reputation for quality and adaptability and I am delighted to be joining the organisation, which I see as a company with a tremendous heritage and with great potential for future growth.I am very much looking forward to helping the business further develop.
“I have already been impressed with the dedication, passion and depth of technical ability within the WFEL team and, together, we will focus on addressing the developing needs of our increasing worldwide customer base, to ensure we remain a world-leading supplier of military bridging equipment.”
In order to ensure a smooth transition, Ian Wilson will remain with the company until the summer. Commenting on his forthcoming retirement, Ian Wilson said, “After more than 30 years at WFEL, it is now time to hand over the reins and I am supremely confident of leaving the company in the very capable hands of Ian Anderton, who will play a vital role in driving the company forward through its next period of growth”.