Peter Slee-Smith joins FPE Global’s senior management team
Posted on September 2016
FPE Global has appointed Peter Slee-Smith as a Technical Industry Expert to focus on new product development as the materials handling firm gears up for significant growth in the bulk handling space.
Slee-Smith has over 25 years’ experience in materials handling and powder processing and has held a number of senior positions at Matcon, B&W, Portasilo and Clyde Bergemann. He has a strong track record of helping to grow companies at all stages of their development and has been responsible for leading projects in locations such as Russia, China, Korea and Czech Republic.
He has previously worked with FPE’s CEO David Cooper when they both served on the board of directors for Matcon, where they delivered significant growth to the firm through the supply of integrated IBC systems for the food and pharmaceutical industries. In his new role, Peter will work closely with the company’s senior management team to drive new product development and help to develop the operational side of the business to provide higher value services to its customer base.
Slee-Smith said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining FPE Global. The firm has a clear strategy and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help drive accelerated focus on the strategic plan and develop technical solutions that provide added value to customers across the firm’s core industry sectors. The business now has a solid management team in place and is in a stronger position than ever before to provide a true alternative to some of the bigger players in the industry.”
David Cooper, CEO at FPE Global, added: “Peter is a highly regarded figure in the materials handling industry and we are delighted to welcome him to the team at FPE Global. His appointment further demonstrates the investment we are making in developing the firm’s overall offering to its customer base. Peter is an exceptional engineer and his leadership in customer-centric innovation and overall operational capability will be a fantastic asset to FPE Global. The business has seen excellent growth over the last 12 months and, as we look to manage the company through its next phase of organic and inorganic development, Peter’s technical expertise in process improvement and product design will help the company to strengthen its offering as well as bolstering operational capability.”