Thursday, 10 September 2009


SolutionsPT Continues to Invest for the Future
John Bailey moves to group Chairmanship role and Phil Gillard appointed SolutionsPT General Manager

SolutionsPT Limited, an operating company of the Pantek Group, today announced that John Bailey has been appointed Chairman and Phil Gillard moves to the newly created role of SolutionsPT General Manager. John Bailey, who founded the first Pantek Company in September 1985, has previously managed SolutionsPT on a day to day basis. Phil Gillard initially joined the company as Business Development Manager in May of this year.
John Bailey

Announcing these executive changes John Bailey said, “These announcements, especially that of Phil’s appointment as SolutionsPT’s General Manager follow on from the development of a solid commercial restructuring lead by Neil Pearce and the very successful major rebranding of the organisation that we announced in February 2007, and are yet a further enhancement to our positioning and investment in the company’s future success.”

Phil Gillard brings a wide and in-depth range of market sector knowledge along with significant management and commercial experience to SolutionsPT. Phil, having graduated in Control Engineering in 1982, commenced his career as a Control Engineer for Petrofina. Subsequently he had more than a decade of experience in the DCS sector, initially with Fischer & Porter then as Sales and Marketing Director at Yokogawa. Additionally, Phil has significant knowledge of the systems integration business including PLC, SCADA and MES technologies, gained via a five year tenure as Business Unit Manager for the Engineering Division at Motherwell Information Systems. Additionally, Phil has nine years international account management experience - primarily in the Food and Pharmaceutical sectors - which he gained at Rockwell Automation and AspenTech.

Commenting further upon Phil Gillard’s new role John Bailey continued: “Besides Phil’s key manufacturing and control market sector experience along, of course, with his business development expertise, he also brings us valuable commercial and general management experience. This appointment will allow SolutionsPT to continue to develop its key business areas and fulfil its role as a Wonderware Star+ distributor for the years to come.”

Elaborating upon the company's market position Phil Gillard observed: “The single entity that is SolutionsPT is increasingly being recognised as offering one of the most comprehensive and effective ‘scope of delivery’ offerings within its chosen position in the manufacturing information and control market. This is particularly important in today’s difficult trading environment where the market requires a high level of technical and application knowledge coupled with the ability to be agile in response to evolving business drivers.”

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