Published On: Sun, Jun 8th, 2014

Jeff Newton, Head of Logistics of Synseal Extrusions

Jeff-NewtonJeff Newton has joined Synseal Extrusions Ltd in a newly-created role of Head of Logistics, with full responsibility at Operations Board level to manage warehousing and transport operations for Synseal, K2 and Global Glass.

Well known to many in the window industry, Jeff is an accomplished logistics expert who is already busy implementing many practical improvements to raise service levels and increase efficiency, for the benefit of both Synseal and its fabricator partners.

“I’m here to further enhance Synseal’s commitment to ensuring operational effectiveness and to drive efficiencies within its logistics functions”, says Jeff, who brings plenty of proven experience to Synseal. “I served an engineering apprenticeship within glass bottle manufacturing before moving into the world of the drinks industry, initially with Whitbread’s and later with the Allied Lyons wines and spirits divisions, which is where my logistics career commenced. The subsequent period of my life saw me running distribution centres incorporating specialist contract packaging operations for the hardware industry, prior to making the move to Next Retail Distribution. The last ten years have seen me working at Eurocell Profiles Ltd as their Logistics Manager, responsible for multi-site storage and distribution facilities for many years before successfully unifying the whole of the logistics operation into just one building four years ago.”

“I’m excited to be joining Synseal with its dynamic and committed team of people, renewing a very successful working relationship with Synseal’s Chief Executive David Leng,” continues Jeff.  “The service levels at Synseal are already high, but in this game there’s always room for improvement.  To that end, I’m keen to benchmark KPIs and measure our logistics performance from every critical angle – that way, we can prove to both our own Synseal Logistics team and our customers that we are improving and setting industry-leading delivery standards.

In his spare hours, Jeff’s main passion is restoration of classic scrambles motorcycles from the 1960s and he rides them whenever time permits.  As a long-standing Wigan supporter, Jeff likes to watch Rugby League and he also enjoys attending rock concerts and festivals.