Chris Willoughby | Head of Operations

Posted on October 27th, 2021

Walker Filtration is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Willoughby as the company’s new Head of Operations.


Earlier this month, Walker Filtration announced Chris Willoughby as the Head of Operations.

Chris brings over 20 years of operations experience and joins us from Gates Corporation where he was Director of Factory Operations, managing the full manufacturing process.  Prior to that Chris was Plant Manager for Cummings Inc.

Chris is a master’s graduate from Durham University’s School of Engineering and holds an MBA from Newcastle University.  He is a chartered Engineer and a 6Sigma Black Belt for process improvement.

In his new role, Chris joins our Senior Management Team and is responsible for all aspects of our manufacturing operations, ensuring we are maximising our efficiencies in support of our operational excellence goals.

This is what Chris had to say about his appointment “I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to become Head of Operations at Walker Filtration. The energy, passion and commitment of employees is a real strength within the Organisation. The continued development of teams combined with continued investment in manufacturing and technology will help us to achieve exceptional levels of performance and position the company well for future growth”.

Steve Bittle, Group General Manager, added “We are very pleased to welcome Chris to the Walker Filtration Team.  As Head of Operations, Chris will play a crucial role in the strategic development of our business, by continuing our commitment and focus to operational excellence which is key to our future growth ambitions.”


Congratulations on your appointment Chris!

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