Lorien Engineering Solutions has strengthened its electrical engineering team with the appointment of Ian Cunningham as Engineering Manager: Electrical and Control.
The experienced engineer takes over from Tim Redfern who has fulfilled the department manager duties for over 15 years and will support the handover to Ian, while remaining in the business and continuing to support clients on long-term projects.
Lorien specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics. The multi-disciplinary engineering and project management company is headquartered in Burton-upon-Trent, with international offices in Poland and South Africa.
Ian has 16 years of experience in electrical engineering and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Lorien, particularly in the drinks, dairy and food sectors.
He joins Lorien from Frederick Smith Electrical, an engineered electrical solutions company working across food, beverage, automation, packaging, where he supported the managing director in resourcing and project planning, engineering and business operational requirements.
Previous experience includes FMA, where he was an electrical engineer working on global projects, and GEA Group, where he held overseas and UK roles, including Country Co-Ordinator for Electrical and Automation Engineering. He was most recently Head of Project Execution for GEA in the UK, responsible for the execution of equipment and service projects across the dairy, food processing, beverage and utilities industries and the development of automation support.
Chris Bullock, Engineering Director at Lorien Engineering Solutions, said: “I am pleased to welcome Ian to our engineering team. His project management capability and the experience he brings will strengthen our expertise in electrical, control and automation projects and underlines Lorien’s capability to deliver first class engineering and project management across the UK.”
Lorien is a division of global engineering and technical services organisation GP Strategies Corporation, headquartered in Maryland, USA.