SO Modular expands team with four new hires

SO Modular, the timber frame construction specialist, has brought in four new members of staff, and promoted two, as it continues to expand its fast-growing, multi-faceted, innovative and sustainable business.

The company’s most recent appointments are Dennis Nelder, Kayleigh Westwood, Mark Hughes, and Nicholas Morris.

Nelder has taken on the role of Transport Manager, following 15 years’ experience working within the supply chain and manufacturing industry for companies, including Celsa.

Westwood is the company’s new Technical Officer, with a remit of overseeing production, monitoring shop floor output, and improving processes. She is responsible for ensuring the organisation’s audit compliance, including maintaining and improving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. Her role also includes hosting external audits from various certification bodies, including BOPAS, STA, BBA and BM TRADA.

Hughes takes on the position of Buyer for the company, following 17 years working in a similar role for WRW Construction.

Morris is SO Modular’s new material planner. His responsibilities include determining material specifications, creating and maintaining inventory schedules and delivery changes coordinating with internal departments. He joins the company after five years working as a production co-ordinator at a leading aircraft interiors manufacturer.

The four new team members join SO Modular at its new 350,000 sqft timber and modular manufacturing facility in Neath, South Wales, as it gears up for the facility’s grand opening and a seven-fold increase in its production capacity – following a six-figure investment in new equipment.

In addition to the four new hires, the company has also promoted timber frame designers, Jack Harding, and Andrew Mitchell, to Design Manager and Technical Manager respectively.

Charlotte Hale, Operations Director at SO Modular, said:

“It’s great to be able to welcome so many talented and experienced new staff members to the SO Modular team, as well as developing and promoting the people we already having working at SO Modular. Each of them brings their own unique skills to the company, and we are sure they will all play a part in our continuing development, innovation and expansion.”

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