Goodfish people

Working in three Goodfish facilities, located across the Midlands, our teams are united by a shared work ethic and a flexible can-do approach, which has been carefully embedded by the founder Gregory McDonald. An open and collaborative management style which encourages a shared responsibility for quality and continuous improvement has created a flexible, loyal and motivated team of people, who enjoy working together.

These committed teams, long-serving technicians and our low staff turnover ensure we retain vital skills and our customers enjoy stable relationships with our client-facing personnel.

Gregory McDonald

Group Managing Director

Greg McDonald founded Goodfish in 2010, after a 25-year career in investment management, industrial turnarounds, corporate development, international M&A, extended supply chain development & management and investment banking.

Greg achieved a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading. Previous employers have been IFM Trading, Wm Cook plc, ING Barings, Deutsche Bank and IMI plc.

Jamie Kerin, ACA

Group Finance Director

Jamie joined Goodfish in March 2015, after a career in accountancy and corporate finance with RSM Baker Tilly in Birmingham. Jamie achieved a BSc in Biological & Biomedical Sciences from Newcastle University.

Financial Controllers in each subsidiary of the Goodfish Group report into Jamie, remaining independent of subsidiary management reporting lines.

Andy Hollis

Operations Director, Goodfish East Midlands

Andy joined Goodfish in January 2011, within six months of its acquisition of Hi-Spec. Andy’s experience of managing key account customers like Boots, at Artform, enabled him to manage the development of key accounts at Goodfish. In 2014, Andy was promoted to Commercial Manager at Goodfish’s Cannock facility.

With the acquisition of DCI-Artform’s injection-moulding and vacuum-forming activities in April 2017, Andy returned to become Operations Director of our new Loughborough plant.

Polly Kendrick

Operations Director, Goodfish Cannock

Polly joined Goodfish in March 2013, as Quality Manager at our Cannock plant. Polly’s background as an automotive lead quality engineer and quality manager, with experience of implementing TS16949 and ISO14001 systems meant she was able to bring the disciplined of APQP, PPAP, PFMEA and Control Plans to the emerging quality department in Cannock.

In January 2017, Polly was promoted to Operations Director at our Cannock plant where she is responsible for quality, production, planning, purchasing, health & safety and environmental issues.

Tim Martin

Group Technical Sales Engineer

Tim joined Goodfish in March 2013, from Holloid Plastics in Basingstoke, a business that Goodfish had considered acquiring. As Account Manager, initially at our Cannock facility, Tim moved to our newly acquired plant in Worcester, following the acquisition of Powell & Harber.

Tim’s technical background, supported by his experience in quality management, have enabled him to contribute to our longer-term key account management activities.

With the formation of the Goodfish Group Sales Development Team in June 2017, Tim was promoted to Technical Sales Engineer, with group-wide responsibilities.

Kevin Turner

Senior Manager, Technical, Goodfish Cannock

Kevin joined the Goodfish Group as Process Engineering Manager in September 2014. Kevin had previously worked for Magna Intiers in Redditch, as Technical Moulding Supervisor and latterly Process Engineering Manager IMM.

Kevin’s expertise in Lean Manufacturing, SMED, PFMEA, LPE, plus sequential and 2K moulding make him ideally suited to lead our automotive-focussed technical team at our Cannock facility.

Andy Parry

Operations Director, Powell & Harber

Andy joined the Goodfish Group with the acquisition of Powell & Harber in Worcester, in January 2015. Andy started at Powell & Harber in June 1988.

Andy’s background as a toolmaker, and long-standing responsibility for quality management at Powell & Harber, meant he was well-suited to taking on the position of Operations Director, when promoted in January 2016.

Ian Phillpotts

Tooling Design Engineer, Powell & Harber

Ian joined the Goodfish Group with the acquisition of Powell & Harber in Worcester, in January 2015. Ian started at Powell & Harber in June 1987.

Ian’s background as a toolmaker has given him the necessary insight into tooling design, which he undertakes on a group-wide basis, using Solidworks CAD software. In 2017, Goodfish invested in Moldflow software to help extend our range of analysis to twin-shot and other methods of precision injection-moulding.

Keith Weaver

Quality Manager, Powell & Harber

Keith joined the Goodfish Group with the acquisition of Powell & Harber in Worcester, in January 2015. Keith started at Powell & Harber in September 2010.

Keith manages a team of highly experienced technicians in our Worcester facility, where CMMs are used daily in the measurement and control of the wide-ranging, technically- sophisticated mouldings made at Powell & Harber.

Steve Turner

Tool Room Manager, P&H

Steve became an employee of the Goodfish Group with the acquisition of Powell & Harber in Worcester, in January 2015. Steve started as a toolmaker at Powell & Harber in July 1989.

Steve manages a team of highly skilled and experienced toolmakers in our Worcester facility, where injection moulding tools are made for IMMs up to 270t clamp force.

Paul Groenestein

Group Sales Development Manager

Paul joined the Goodfish Group in May 2016, initially as Business Development Manager. With the creation of the Group Sales Development team in June 2017, Paul joined the team responsible for managing existing customer accounts.

Paul’s background in import sales and international account management, previously in the rubber industry, gave him the experience needed to manage our growing international customer base.

Greta Povile

Financial Controller, Powell & Harber

Greta joined the Goodfish Group in January 2016, as Assistant Financial Controller at Powell & Harber, in Worcester.

Greta, who is from Lithuania, achieved a BA in Management & Accountancy followed by an MSc in Finance at the University of Worcester.

Stuart Niven

Financial Controller, Goodfish Cannock

Stuart joined the Goodfish Group in April 2016, as Assistant Financial Controller at Goodfish’s Cannock facility.

Cheryl Bradbury

Group HR & Development Manager

Cheryl joined the Goodfish Group in March 2017, from The Autins Group, where she helped achieve an Investors in People award. Her background in talent management and training give Cheryl the tools she needs to manage the training and development of Goodfish employees across our three UK facilities.

Robert Carr

Group NPI Engineer

Rob joined the Goodfish Group in May 2017, from Oxley Developments, where he worked as a senior mechanical design engineer. Previously, Rob headed up R&D at the QD Group in
Johannesburg.

Rob’s background suited this new role created at Goodfish to co-ordinate launch programmes associated with our major customers’ new product introductions.

Attila Albert-Nagy

Group Automation Design Engineer

Attila joined the Goodfish Group in August 2017, from Kuka Systems, where he programmed robots for, in particular, JLR.

With a Masters degree in Industrial & Production Management from KU Leuven, and a BSc in Engineering and Mechatronics from the University of Transylvania, Attila is well placed to help oversee our long-term investment plans for automation across our moulding, forming and assembly activities.

Sarah Thorpe

Group Supply Chain Manager

Sarah joined the Goodfish Group in October 2017, from The Autins Group, where she had been Purchasing Manager.

Sarah joined Goodfish to help rationalise, develop and manage our supplier base, in preparation for our move to TS16949 in 2018.