Andy Blythe was appointed Managing Director of Ely based B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd. He joined in early May 2011 succeeding Andrew Mitchell. Mitchell, now focusing on his own consultancy business, will maintain strong links with B&W. Blythe brings his vast experience in Aggregates, Minerals and the Bulk Handling industry with a proven track record in business expansion and strategic development.Blythe will team up with Peter Slee-Smith, Managing Director for Operations at B&W.
With B&W, Blythe’s initial focus is to improve the strong presence in the Ports and Terminals sector as well as expanding into other high end markets that need the same technologies.“In addition we will also drive the business forward with new products into new segments. Although there have been growth efforts in the past, Blythe considers that there are still great opportunities for B&W in untapped markets.