Member Connect at Siemens Industry Drive Technologies Motion Control in partnership with Lombard

This Member Connect event demonstrates how businesses can drive and sustain a culture of operational efficiency to achieve outstanding performance and competitiveness.

Hear from award winning engineering and technology business Siemens I DT MC IC about their inspiring journey of efficiency.

Over the past decade the Congleton operation has been transformed from a manufacturer struggling for survival, to a multi-award winning facility. Accolades include multiple European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence awards, the Enworks Environmental Efficiency Award Runners up and the Siemens worldwide award for Environmental Management.

By 2015, Siemens Congleton hopes to win the coveted European EFQM Excellence Award, and in turn be regarded as a World Class facility.
This event also includes a site tour.

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Executives
  • Managing Directors
  • Senior Manufacturing Operations and Business Improvement Managers/Leaders

Why Attend?

At EEF we put the hard work into Networking. Our Member Connect events are designed exclusively for EEF members enabling senior-level personnel to share best practice, enable opportunity and collaborate.

  • Network with your peers
  • Share best practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges
  • See first hand how Award Winning Siemens I DT MC IC is sustaining a culture of operational efficiency to achieve outstanding performance and competitiveness
  • Get connected with operational efficiency advice and support
  • Find out more about the benefits of Lean Manufacturing to your business
  • Site tour 

Capacity limit: 30

Please note that we reserve the right to decline attendance of those who may be viewed as being competitor organisations to the host site.


  • Finbarr Dowling, Managing Director, Siemens Congleton
  • Stephen Fitzsimons, Membership & External Affairs Manager, EEF
  • Dr Steve Chicken, Operations Director, EEF
  • Alex Bodie, Relationship Director, Lombard
  • Terts Ashibi, Head of Operational Excellence, MedImmune


10:00 Registration, coffee and networking

Welcome and introductions

Stephen Fitzsimons, Membership & External Affairs Manager - EEF

Partner’s welcome

Alex Bodie, Relationship Director - Lombard

Siemens I DT MC IC journey of operational efficiency

Finbarr Dowling, Managing Director - Siemens Congleton

Sustaining Lean – Re-establishing and Embedding Lean for the Long Term

Dr Steve Chicken, Operations Director - EEF

Operational excellence within biotechnology

Terts Ashibi, Head of Operational Excellence - Medimmune

Panel discussion


Lunch and networking

Factory tour

13.00 Close

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