Sign of investment

Distinction Doors has recruited two new staff members in a move that shows its commitment to investment in quality and customer service, the company said.

Dean Hempshall joins as quality health and safety and engineering (QHSE) manager while Przemyslaw ‘Joe’ Dojlidko steps into an electrical maintenance engineer role.

The appointments follow a six-figure investment in machinery including saws, CNCs, edgebanders, paint facilities and related equipment, as well as new production processes designed to improve quality control and efficiencies while reducing waste.

Dean, who moved to Distinction from Howdens Joinery in March, will monitor non-conformance reports and implement measures to eradicate issues in the production process or supply chain. His responsibilities will also include the control of total productive maintenance (TPM) to ensure that Distinction’s machinery is operating at suitable quality levels.

“My long-term goal will be to dig deeper into the data captured on our machines to build an even more comprehensive picture of our processes, and really fine-tune our production procedures,” Dean said. “I will also look to generate audits to further improve product quality, giving clear indications of how Distinction can raise the bar even higher.”

Joe was brought in to devise and oversee a comprehensive maintenance programme that supports an upsurge in productivity by minimising machinery downtime. He will manage a schedule of upgrades and replacements, which ensures compliance with industry regulation is upheld.