IMI Critical Engineering

The Challenge

IMI Critical Engineering is a world-leading provider of critical flow control solutions that enable vital energy and process industries – including oil & gas, fossil power, nuclear power, petrochemical, iron & steel – to operate safely, cleanly, reliably and more efficiently. The company employs over 4,300 people and manufactures in 12 countries.

The Solution

NJR has supported IMI Critical Engineering in a number of these territories in a wide range of senior roles over the past 2 years. For instance, within a few days the company found IMI a highly specialist interim operations manager, Udo Oppermann, for an assignment to relocate production to another site in Germany.  Also on the interim front, an interim managing director, Surbjit Nagra, was found for one of the company’s UK manufacturing operations to reduce losses and return the company to profitability within 4 months.

Martyn Goodwin, the IMI Group manufacturing facilities project manager is another, this time permanent, senior candidate supplied by NJR.  Over the past two years Martyn has completed successful projects in China and the USA and is now working on a project in Germany.

NJR has also made successful placements for IMI Precision Engineering including Fraser Winton, Regional MD, Richard Billam, EFACS consultant and Gordon Lewis, divisional FD.

Chris Battersby, HR Director at IMI Critical Engineering, views NJR as a key supplier of interim managers and has been delighted by the company’s performance.

“The firm has become my go-to senior interim agency as a result of its track record of delivery. No matter how challenging the brief, or where the vacancy has been in our European operations, NJR have come up with a brilliant candidate shortlist – fast. Their recruiters have worked in industry and have also done work for similar firms – so they know the pressures we’re under and the issues a business like ours faces. This means that they quickly understand the brief and then find exactly the right candidate.”

“They’re a key supplier to have at our disposal when we need senior interim help to fix senior staffing problems that as a large complex business we inevitably face.”