Andrew Mcnally - Senior Engineering Manager at Thomas Swan

Andrew McNally is the Senior Engineering Manager of Thomas Swan, a chemical manufacturer based in Consett.

Having gained his Master's qualification in Chemical and Process Engineering, he has since worked his way up rapidly in the sector, and held senior positions with companies like Vertellus, Akzo Nobel and Nissan.

This is a great episode for the core manufacturing and engineering fans, we not only dig into his journey, but also talk in detail about various manufacturing challenges, and Andrew gives some excellent advice about sustainability.

What we discuss

  • What does it mean to you to be a leader?
  • The Early Years
  • The University's route into the industry
  • Early management and mentoring
  • Best ever managers
  • How do you deal with self-doubt in management?
  • Challenges in Manufacturing
  • Succession planning and automation
  • Chemical to Automotive
  • Thomas Swann
  • The Culture
  • Sustainability
  • Tips for Success
  • 3 Things that makeup a good leader