Ex Army Officer Tom Winney to Oversee Business Development
Bridging specialist WFEL Ltd – which is also a key partner in the UK MoD’s BOXER mechanized infantry vehicle programme – has appointed Tom Winney as Director of Business Development, the company announced on 2 July.
The appointment marks a new role on the company’s board and has been established in order to address the large number of enquiries for WFEL’s portfolio of bridging products, which have already been supplied to more than 40 armed forces around the world.
Winney served as an infantry officer in the British Army, with postings to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Northern Ireland. In his new position, Tom will oversee all business development activity for WFEL’s range of products, including the Dry Support Bridge (DSB) and Medium Girder Bridge (MGB). He has experience of military bridging, vehicles, ammunition and service support with both the UK MoD and military organisations. Prior to joining WFEL, he previously held senior project management and business development roles at BAE Systems and RBSL.
“WFEL bridging systems are renowned as being world class and there are a number of really exciting innovations planned. DSB and MGB lead the way for use in military and disaster relief situations and WFEL has a fantastic heritage in military bridge design and manufacture,” Winney commented.
Managing Director, Ian Anderton, added “His knowledge of the military land forces market worldwide, together with his extensive experience and knowledge of both engineering and manufacturing in a number of business sectors, coupled with his successes to date, make him the ideal person to take on this new role.”