Xtreme, Snorkel Name New Chief Manufacturing Officer

HENDERSON, Nev. - Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel promoted John Gill to the newly created role of chief manufacturing officer (CMO).

Gill will provide direction at an executive level overseeing all manufacturing operations. He will report directly to Xtreme Manufacturing & Snorkel CEO Matthew Elvin.

Previously, Gill served as director of manufacturing operations based at the Snorkel facility in the U.K., after joining the business in November 2016. 

Originally from North East England, he began his career in the power generation industry before joining Komatsu in 1988 in its production engineering department. During his 13 years with Komatsu, he held positions within production quality and purchasing management, before being promoted to manufacturing director in 1997, where he was responsible for manufacturing, purchasing, and materials strategy development for Komatsu Europe.

In 2001, Gill joined JCB as managing director of JCB Heavy Products, a role that he held for eight years, before becoming managing director of the telehandler division, a job he held for four years. He then left to take up an 18-month assignment with Siemens Wind Power in Denmark before joining Terex in January 2016 as general manager and operations director for its Minerals Processing Systems plants in Coalville, U.K., and Subang Jaya, Malaysia. 

Since joining the team, Gill has helped improve the efficiency and output of the European production facility, and he now is responsible for developing and implementing world class production methodology across all of the manufacturing sites within the group.  In his role of CMO, Gill will ensure that manufacturing excellence is embedded in the business, through continuous improvement across the key areas of safety, quality, cost and delivery.

“This role has been added to the executive team as a logical step in our group’s development,” said Matthew Elvin, CEO. “John brings a significant level of manufacturing experience to our business, and his leadership across all of our production sites will help us to continue to develop and exceed our customer expectations globally.”
 
Gill said he is eager to take on the opportunities of this role.

“I have enjoyed making a difference with Snorkel to date, through the implementation of lean production techniques, and I look forward to contributing to the business on a global basis,” Gill said. “I am excited to work with the production team members around the world.”
 
His promotion is effective immediately. He will remain based in the U.K. but will travel regularly to all facilities.