Lorien Engineering Solutions has promoted David Mallinson to UK Managing Director.

He succeeds Steve Slater, who has taken on an international group role with parent company GP Strategies, which includes responsibility for all of Lorien’s international operations including the UK, Poland and South Africa.

Lorien, which specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, safety compliance and sustainability, has enjoyed a successful year to date with more than 15 new client wins.

Mallinson, who was previously Engineering Director, has been with Lorien for more than 11 years and has a track record of delivering successful projects and building strong client relationships.

As a Chartered Engineer, David’s background is in the design and implementation of manufacturing systems in the food and drink industry. Prior to Lorien he held senior engineering positions at a major food producer and an international packaging systems manufacturer. 

Steve Slater has been with Lorien for more than 30 years. He joined as a Process Engineer and has and has held various positions culminating in Managing Director for the past 13 years.

David Mallinson, UK Managing Director of Lorien Engineering Solutions, said: “With Steve taking on a more international role, I’m delighted to step up and focus on driving further growth for our successful UK business.

Steve Slater, Managing Director (Group) of Lorien, added: A core part of our growth strategy is to support our clients more internationally and these changes to our structure are essential to delivering that aim

“Dave is the perfect candidate for the UK role given his forensic engineering knowledge and in-depth experience of the market within which we operate.”

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