Chris Bullock is the latest arrival at the growing engineering consultancy

Lorien Engineering Solutions has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Chris Bullock as packaging engineering manager.

Chris is responsible for the management, resourcing and technical outputs of the packaging department and will manage engineering projects.

The Burton on Trent-based engineering design and project management firm specialises in food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, biotech, safety compliance and sustainability.

Chris is a trained mechanical engineer with a proven track record in packaging engineering and project management. He has led projects in brewing, soft drinks, dairy and food for clients including Britvic Soft Drinks, Carlsberg, Heineken, Premier Foods and Mizkan.

Chris joins Lorien during a period of growth. The firm recently recruited Matthew Hidderley as business development manager and is adding senior staff to its utilities, safety compliance and site safety management teams.

Lorien Engineering Solutions is a division of GP Strategies Corporation, a global engineering and technical services organisation headquartered in Maryland, US.

Lorien engineering director Dave Mallinson said: “Chris has a wealth of project management experience including packaging line design, feasibility studies and design to tender along with procurement and commercial management, project planning and programme development. We’re delighted to welcome him on board.”

Chris Bullock said: “Lorien is renowned for its expertise in delivering first class engineering project management. I’m looking forward to working with the team and contributing to further growth and success.”