We are pleased to announce several key appointments to the Sprint Electric team before the unveiling of the Generis AC drive at SPS in Nuremburg. By employing the highest standard of drives engineers, since 1987 we have developed world class products for almost every industrial motor control application.
After the significant investment of £2m coming from trusts managed by the Foresight Group private equity business, and £500,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, the AC drives manufacturer has brought in a new wave of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who will add further momentum to Sprint, including:
Dorota Hayter – Supply Chain Manager
In this strategic role, Dorota will be responsible for all aspects of the commercial relationship with our existing suppliers, developing new suppliers and negotiating supply contracts. She will work with the technical team to reduce the cost of our products and with our suppliers to improve delivery performance and reduce lead-times.
Vivek Khistariya – Senior test and Validation Engineer
Based at our technology centre at the University of Nottingham, Vivek has more than five years’ experience working in power train testing at automotive OEMs which will be invaluable in the design validation process for our new range of energy-saving AC drives currently being developed by Sprint.
Hanae Abdala – Quality Manager
Hanae’s primary objective will be to put in place a Quality Management System, compliant with ISO9001, which fully documents the processes and procedures across all functions in the business. She will work with our suppliers to ensure they deliver parts which meet our quality expectations and with our customers to ensure the products we supply exceed theirs.
Debra Hall – Company Accountant
In this important role, Debra is strengthening the accounts team and will be responsible for all of the day to day running of financial aspects of the business reporting directly to the CFO (Kate Barnes-Quinn) and the board of Directors.
The addition of these key personnel will be crucial in providing specialist expertise to Sprint Electric and supporting our ambitious growth programme as we launch Generis at SPS 2023.
The Generis represents a new leap for AC drive technology with cost effective and highly reliable AC motor control combined with energy regeneration and low input current harmonics. We have been developing the Generis drive over the past five years in partnership with University of Nottingham as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, a part grant-funded scheme that helps businesses to innovate using expertise from universities.
We design and manufacture a wide range of drive solutions and export over 80% of products. This is an exciting and pivotal moment for the business and the appointments will strengthen the commercial and engineering teams to expand the presence of Sprint Electric in the regenerative AC drives global market.