TMAT Appoints new Operations Director

TMAT – the global manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles – has appointed Matthew Stanway to the role of Operations Director.

Matthew brings over 28 years of manufacturing experience, having started his career as an apprentice engineer for Rolls Royce. Subsequently, Matthew has held a variety of leadership roles in the UK, Japan and Italy in a number of industry sectors, including Aerospace, Automotive and FMCG.

Together with his engineering, process and business management knowledge, Matthew brings a culture of lean manufacturing to TMAT. His new role will see him take full responsibility for all operational aspects of the company’s Chesterfield based facility, as well as purchasing and planning.

On his appointment, Jason Lippitt, TMAT managing director, said:

“Throughout his career, Matthew has demonstrated principled leadership and has a strong track record of delivering positive change. We are really looking forward to acting on Matthew’s ideas to take our operations to the next level.”

Matthew Stanway added:

“I’m delighted to be joining TMAT, a company that has such a strong reputation in the design and manufacture of the best acoustic solutions in the business. My aim is to build on TMAT’s existing Research & Development and engineering excellence, and position the business as a world class manufacturing facility.”

TMAT – which forms part of the Blachford Acoustics Group – designs and engineers innovative solutions to Noise, Vibration and Harshness for Industrial Vehicles that it knows are the best in the industry.

Blachford Inc. Awarded Cat Platinum Status

In December of 2015, Blachford Incorporated was awarded Platinum status by Caterpillar in accordance with the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process. Blachford employees have worked tirelessly to achieve this highly-sought after accolade, building off previously earned status of Gold, Silver and Bronze. This is the top distinction offered by Cat among its plethora of suppliers and Blachford are honoured to be recognized as a Platinum supplier. A formal presentation was due to take place at Blachford on Monday, January 25th 2016.
Blachford Inc. was most recently awarded Gold certification in December of 2013 and  are proud of the relationship they have built with Caterpillar, which began over 40 years ago. The drive to exceed customer expectations has been essential to the evolution of the product line and helps  to provide unparalleled solutions in a variety of markets.
About Blachford Inc.
Blachford Inc. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products. The facility in West Chicago is also home to the Blachford Acoustics Laboratory, which spearheads research and development for the Blachford Acoustics Group. For additional information about Blachford Inc. or the Blachford Acoustics Group, please visit