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John Thorburn


Senior executive manager with 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and operations management, project management, accounting, supply chain management, and new product introduction. Roles in the manufacturing, aerospace and defence industries have included General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations, Director of Quality, and Director of Finance. Track record of linking key organisational objectives to financial and operational performance targets, resulting in significant business and technical process improvements. Strong leadership skills developed from front line supervision through to leading large multi-plant organisations with over 500 employees. Several successes in organisational change management using data driven information and personal motivation skills to reinforce a culture of learning.