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Adder Technology's Stuart Mitchell, Barry Cathrall Join Manufacturer Top 100 List

Adder Technology has made the Manufacturer Top 100 List for the second year running, and this time with two individuals of its manufacturing team. Designed to represent everything inspiring about UK manufacturing, the awards acknowledge individuals who have made a significant impact in the manufacturing industry while carving the way for a successful future in the businesses they represent.

Included on this year’s list are Adder’s lean manufacturing manager, Stuart Mitchell, and production engineering manager, Barry Cathrall, who have both been recognized for their ongoing efforts to evolve and grow Adder’s manufacturing division.

Following a long and successful career in UK manufacturing, Mitchell joined Adder 18 months ago to head up its lean manufacturing program. Since his arrival, he has completely transformed the mindset of the production team, set up a lean projects environment, implemented a progressive 6S system, and managed Adder’s self-funded training scheme through the apprenticeship levy. His dynamic approach to lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, combined with a passion to inspire young members of the team, has all contributed to him being recognized as a leader in Driving Cultural Change.

Cathrall has been part of the Adder family for over 12 years and is a key figure in its manufacturing operation. During his tenure, he has gathered and shared invaluable experience that has allowed him to impact Adder’s manufacturing design process, and coach his team to excel in their individual roles. He has been instrumental in bringing modern manufacturing methods to Adder, which have all contributed towards the business’ shift to become a lean manufacturer. Cathrall’s passion for learning and coaching younger members of the team, along with his advocacy of UK manufacturing, have led to him being recognized in the Unsung Hero category.

“It is fantastic to see both Barry and Stuart recognized on the exclusive 2020 Manufacturer Top 100 List,” says Curt Boon, head of production at Adder. “Both have been instrumental in our shift to evolve our manufacturing processes, and they continue to positively influence the wider team! It’s a privilege to have them both on board!”

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