IPS Ceramics director Ian Wright celebrates 40 years of service
Posted by Liam Morgan on January 24, 2018
IPS Ceramics has great pleasure in congratulating operations director, Ian Wright, on his recent completion of 40 years of service.
Ian joined kiln furniture manufacturer Hewitt Refractories back in 1977, initially working in technical and quality control roles and then progressing to senior production management roles.
When Hewitt Refractories became part of Dyson Group, Ian was appointed as manufacturing manager for the two kiln furniture production sites in Stoke on Trent, and eventually became manufacturing manager for Dyson Group in the UK.
Following a management buyout of Dyson Kiln Furniture in 2009, Ian became a founding director – the ‘I’ – of IPS Ceramics Ltd. Ian is operations director and spends his time divided between the UK and China, where he oversees the manufacturing of all our products.
Speaking about reaching this significant milestone in his career, Ian said: “I am thrilled to be celebrating 40 years of service. Since starting my working life in 1977 I have really enjoyed working in the ceramics industry and I am looking forward to further success with IPS Ceramics.”
Managing director, Sukhjinder Singh, commented: “Ian represents the solid manufacturing history that underpins the whole IPS venture. We have come a long way since the MBO and Ian’s part in our continuing success cannot be underestimated. With his extensive knowledge of ceramics production and keen eye for detail, he ensures we maintain a steady ship”.
“Along with the whole IPS team – in UK, in China and in the USA – I congratulate Ian on his outstanding service and look forward too many more great times ahead in this fascinating industry.”