MiniFAB’s strong medical manufacturing credentials have received an additional boost with the appointment of Mr. Pat Boland as a non-executive director. The appointment coincides with major investments by MiniFAB in manufacturing capability upgrades.
Mr. Boland is a celebrated leader in manufacturing having been awarded the “Engineering Hero” status by the Victorian Government and the Kernot Memorial Medal by Melbourne University.
As founder of ANCA in 1974, Mr Boland has since grown the company to over 1000 people with manufacturing sites in Australia, Thailand, Germany, the US, UK and Taiwan. Like MiniFAB the majority ANCA’s revenue comes in export dollars.
Mr Boland is active in the manufacturing industry and has several patents in the field of machine tools. He is the past President and a current Director of AMTIL, was a member of the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council and has a first class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from Melbourne University.
“Pat brings a life-time of experience in Australian based manufacturing for export markets. He also has experience in expanding a manufacturing base across multiple international locations and that is also something we will tap,” said board chairman Michael Wilkinson.
“Our company is poised for some very strong growth and leadership is key to unlocking that potential. Pat is a well recognised and celebrated leader, especially when it comes to manufacturing, which is where the lion’s share our growth potential exists,” he said.
Mr. Boland has also expressed great optimism for the future of MiniFAB.
“MiniFAB is a perfect example of what can be achieved by an advanced manufacturing business with its sights set firmly on export markets,” said Mr Boland.
“Just like ANCA, MiniFAB has a tiny local market compared to its export opportunities. The company is already highly successful but the most exciting thing I see is just how much scope they have for future growth. I see the seeds of something big at MiniFAB.” said Mr Boland.