23rd March 2020
Following WFEL’s recent announcement of its significant involvement in the production of the Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle for the British Army, the company is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Munt as Boxer Programme Director.
Andrew will take responsibility for WFEL’s new Boxer facility construction and full equipment commissioning whilst ensuring that the required technology transfer from WFEL’s parent company, KMW, is delivered on time to ensure successful delivery of WFEL’s programme milestones. His previous experience spans extensive senior level engineering development and production roles worldwide, working on the successful delivery of projects for both the Defence and Automotive sectors within companies including GKN and BAE Systems.
Andrew was also considerably involved several years ago in the UK MoD’s original Multi Role Armoured Vehicle programme - which subsequently became Boxer MIV - and therefore is perfectly placed to head up this project.
Commenting on his new appointment, Andrew Munt said, “I am delighted to be joining WFEL at such an exciting time for the business. The prospect of building Boxer for the British Army is going to be rewarding for the whole WFEL team.
“It is pleasing to be able bring to WFEL my previous armoured vehicle experience and to contribute to the on-time, on-cost and on-quality delivery of Boxer. It will be wonderful to see members of the British Army using this superb vehicle in their training and operational deployments around the world.”
Andrew is a Chartered Engineer, holds a Degree in Metallurgy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
WFEL’s Managing Director, Ian Anderton, said, "I am thrilled that Andrew has decided to join the WFEL team. His previous involvement with the MoD’s initial Boxer prototypes, coupled with experience of working on other armoured vehicle projects, will be invaluable as we increase our pace with this project to meet the expectations of our UK MoD customer”.
Following the appointment of Andrew Munt, WFEL continues its extensive recruitment campaign for a large number of roles which are being created as a direct result of the Boxer vehicle delivery programme for the UK MoD.
With over a century of engineering expertise and innovation - and already renowned as an established world leader in rapidly-deployable military bridging, having supplied 43 armed forces around the globe for over four decades - WFEL offers concept design, prototype manufacture and full-scale production of a range of military-grade engineering solutions across the complete spectrum of the defence sector, including vehicle integration and aviation products.
WFEL’s range of mobile bridging systems - including the well-known Medium Girder Bridge and the Dry Support Bridge - provide unrestricted manoeuvre capability and interoperability, can be deployed in minutes and have been used by coalition forces on operations worldwide and in civilian aid operations in disaster zones around the world, being in service with the British Army, U.S. Army and many other NATO forces.
Manually built and semi-automated bridge variants are available, offering up to 120 MLC and integrated onto a variety of both tracked and wheeled military vehicle platforms.
WFEL is a long-established Prime Contractor to both the UK Ministry of Defence and U.S Department of Defense and operates a global sales network through overseas representatives and works directly with international governments and Non-Governmental Organisations.
WFEL’s expertise extends to the provision of worldwide integrated logistics support services including training, inspection, maintenance, repairs and spares, both in the field and at our UK-based engineering site where we employ a team of over 150 highly skilled engineers and support staff.
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