Lorien Engineering Solutions, the Burton on Trent based engineering design and project management firm, has appointed a business development manager to further grow its established reputation in the food and drink sector.
Matthew Hidderley, an Aston University MBA graduate, has joined Lorien following various commercial roles including a holiday park general manger in the Peak District and over 10 years at a leading science and technology park, where he headed up a marketing and sales team.
He will be working with Lorien’s team of engineers to strengthen and establish relationships with both existing and prospective clients in the industry.
Lorien specialises in capital projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences, biotech and safety compliance, and sustainability. It is a division of GP Strategies Corporation, a global engineering and technical services organisation headquartered in Maryland USA.
Food and drink is the firm’s largest sector by revenue, with a specialist team handling projects from study phase through design and procurement to final commissioning and handover.
Matthew has joined the firm’s UK office in Burton during a period of growth; Lorien has also recently recruited a senior project manager and a further business development manager to focus on life sciences manufacturing and discovery. The company is also in the process of adding senior staff to its Packaging, Utilities, Safety Compliance and Site Safety Management teams.
Lorien’s Operations Director Bill Treddenick said: “We have a long and proud history in the food and drink manufacturing sector. With Matthew’s strong commercial background in sales, marketing and digital media, we believe he is ideally placed to help us to communicate our message to a growing list of clients in an ever-widening global spread.”
Matthew Hidderley said: “Lorien Engineering has a fantastic reputation in food and drink, having long worked with many of the sector’s household names. I’m looking forward to contributing to the firm’s ongoing success.”