01 April 2014, Burton-upon-Trent, UK — Jim Fear has joined Doncasters as Global EHS Director. Effective immediately, Mr. Fear assumes responsibility for leading Doncasters’ workplace safety programmes and driving efforts to reduce injuries to zero. Additionally, Mr. Fear will also direct Group wide initiatives on environmental compliance and sustainability.
Mr Fear reports directly to Ray Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer taking over from Ron Benton, who led EHS initiatives on an interim basis. Mr Benton will return to his previous part-time consulting role with Doncasters.
Prior to joining our organisation, Mr. Fear was most recently with Novelis as Director of North America EHS and Global Occupational Health/Toxicology. In total, he has over 25 years of global EHS governance within the paper, foundry and aluminium manufacturing sectors. His work experiences and accomplishments include the implementation of zero injury workplace safety culture, EHS organisational structure and line management accountability, designed to enhance employee participation in workplace safety and the development and management of compliance and management systems audits.
Mr. Fear has a Masters of Environment, Health and Safety Management from Findlay University. He is an America Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and is a member of the Occupational Health/Toxicology Advisory Board of the International Aluminium Institute.
About The Doncasters Group:
The Doncasters Group is a leading international manufacturer of performance and tolerance critical engineering components for a variety of end market applications. Core manufacturing processes include precision casting, forging, fabrication, machining and production of superalloys. Key products include turbine airfoils, rings & casings, structural castings, compressor airfoils, combustion components and fabrications & exhausts for application in gas turbine engines, aerostructures and components for airframe applications, compressor and turbine wheels for the specialty turbocharger market, and ranges of fastenings for construction, industrial, truck, recreational and military markets. The company offers well-developed supply chain integration solutions, delivering complex assemblies and engine-ready components to its customers. Doncasters currently employs approximately 5,000 people in over 20 sites across the UK, Continental Europe, USA, China and Mexico. The Group has institutionalised lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles throughout its operations.