New Operations Director for Harvard

Andrew Winter, operations director at Harvard Engineering
Andrew Winter, operations director at Harvard Engineering

Harvard Engineering, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of energy saving solutions for the lighting industry, has appointed an operations director in order to continuously improve the company’s processes, whilst simultaneously managing performance within all aspects of day to day operations.

Andrew Winter has more than seventeen years experience working in the manufacturing sector. A graduate Manufacturing Engineer, Andrew previously worked for Pentair (formerly Tyco Flow Control), where he led the Global Supply Chain. The majority of Andrew’s operations career, however, was spent at Schneider Electric where he specialised in Supply Chain, Production Management, Sourcing, and Supplier Development, as well as deploying the Lean Manufacturing production practice across more than 100 plants and distribution centres.

A Lean Manufacturing expert, Andrew is developing a Lean Enterprise Development System which will help to develop a culture to relentlessly drive out all forms of waste to achieve industry best practice, developing and maintaining a highly organised and effective working environment, with repeatability in all manufacturing processes.

Andrew Winter commented, “It is great to join a fantastic, rapidly growing company such as Harvard. I am looking forward to implementing Lean Manufacturing principles to continue to improve business performance.

Michael McDonnell, business development director at Harvard Engineering, commented, “It is great that Andrew has joined the Harvard team. We look forward to seeing the value that Andrew’s expertise will bring to Harvard in both optimising day to day operations and in Lean Manufacturing.”

Harvard Engineering Background Information:

Established in 1993, Harvard has grown to become a leading player in the LED lighting and wireless street lighting market. Harvard’s innovative range of products includes the CoolLED range of switchable drivers and EyeNut, the revolutionary wireless remote monitoring system for indoor lighting as well as LeafNut.


2014 – Winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, within the International Trade category

2013 – Winner of the Lux Controls Innovation of the Year Award

2012 – Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award at the Mail on Sunday’s Made in Britain Awards

2012 – Winner of the Lux Manufacturer of the Year Award

2012 – UK National Finalist for the European Business Awards

2011 – Winner of the Orange Innovation Award at the National Business Awards

2011 – Winner of the Innovation award at the Wakefield Express Business Awards

2011 – Winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, within the Innovation category

2010 – Winner of the Yorkshire Forward Innovator/10: Innovation in Action Award

2010 – Winner of the Light Sources & Controls Award at the Lighting Design Awards

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