Mr. Milner will be responsible for Dec’s North American business expansion and will also engage in the wider strategic development of the Dec Group globally, reporting to the group’s Board of Directors.
Engineering & Business Background
UK-born Andrew Milner, has extensive international business experience leading businesses in UK, USA, India, China, United Arab Emirates and Canada, where he currently resides.
He holds a 1st Class Bachelor of Engineering Degree (BEng) from Leeds Met University and spent his early career in the Flow Control industry in progressive Engineering & General Management roles, with corporations such as the Weir Group PLC & Flowserve Corporation.
Milner comments: “I am looking forward to my new responsibilities within the Dec Group focusing on full customer excellence, overall efficiency, inorganic & organic growth acceleration as well as global strategy deployment. The Dec Group has a strong reputation for Product Innovation, Engineering Excellence & a forward thinking business mindset. I am very pleased to be part of the next phase of Dec’s evolution”.
Mr. Milner joins New Jersey-based Dec-USA from his previous role as President of IDEX Material Processing Technologies, with responsibility for The Fitzpatrick Company, Matcon Limited, Microfluidics International Corporation and Quadro Engineering Corp, with facilities in Canada, USA, UK and India.
Dec is a leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 30 years.
Headquartered near Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec has a global presence with subsidiaries and agents in more than 30 countries including subsidiaries in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, India, China and the USA.
In excess of 600 companies worldwide have successfully integrated more than 9000 Dec systems into their production sites. These include a wide range of patented products that enhance safety, hygiene, containment, reliability and productivity in powder handling.
Dec offers innovative approaches across the range of powder handling and process containment applications, including transfer, micronizing, filling/emptying, sampling, blending, dosing, aseptic solutions, milling, isolators and advanced cleaning (CIP/SIP) features.