Georgia Gascoyne becomes Commercial Director
As of 1 February 2013, Georgia joins on the Board of Directors.
Georgia has a history of more than 13 years with Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) and was employed by HFT during the mid 80's/90's. Georgia is delighted to return to the Company, in the capacity of Commercial Director, bringing with her a wealth of experience to complement the current Board.
Specialising in purchasing, commercial negotiations and Worldwide procurement strategies, as well as customer services with general commercial and marketing high profile skills, Georgia is once again an asset to HFT. During the time away, Georgia was involved in Project Development for an Oil and Gas Company and travelled extensively to the oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Norway to name a few. In fact, her claim to fame is being allowed through the gates of a Polyurethane Refinery in Jeddah for a tour and later discovering that Margaret Thatcher was refused entry during her official visit to the Kingdom!
It was during this time, dealing with Lead Buyers, that Georgia became aware of the importance of Procurement within an organisation and joined a relatively new engineering company whilst undertaking the Purchasing & Supply Chain Management degree course run by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
Company growth was rapid and successful and Georgia soon undertook a pivotal role in managing the complete supply chain, regularly visiting the manufacturing facilities in China and carrying out procurement for their office in the Middle East.
Without a specific engineering background, it didn't take long for her to become conversant with the technical specifications and material grades to become an effective buyer of mainly steel in sheet, tube, bar and hexagon forms.
Adopting 'just in time' strategies and lean thinking she was able to keep a tight control over the 3,000 plus raw material and stock items in a fast moving manufacturing environment.
As the company expanded, they out grew their premises and Georgia orchestrated a move to a bigger and more prestige facility in mid 2000. Shortly after she was prolific in them achieving ISO9001 accreditation.
Georgia spent a lot of her spare time previously singing with an all female Barbershop Chorus who she was with for over 10 years. During that time they travelled extensively throughout Europe and Canada participating in competitions. In 2006 the group became International Female Barbershop Champions and it was then she took the decision to retire and start to participate in other activities.
Music is a big part of Georgia's life and she regularly travels far and wide to see a concert or show. Closer to home, she loves cooking, enjoys entertaining and is very close to her family recently becoming an Aunt for the first time.