Omega Plc has announced that one of the firm’s founders, Newton Winfield, has been appointed as life president.
Alongside chairman Sir Bob Murray and board member Francis Galvin, Winfield was one of the founders of Omega Plc in 1992. Based at Capitol Park in Thorne since its inception, Omega has been a specialist in the design and manufacture of kitchen furniture and accessories sold to both retail and contract customers.
Winfield was involved in the planning and completion of the original Omega development, which included a 100,000sq ft warehouse and manufacturing facility housing machinery that allowed the production of the company's first Sheraton rigid kitchens in 1996.
The company says that he has been responsible for the development of much of the brand’s core values, demonstrated by his loyalty to both management and employees, alongside his 'demanding but fair' management style.
Sir Bob Murray said: "Newton has been invaluable to Omega Plc, since its founding. He was responsible for implementing many of the key processes still used in the company today including manufacturing, quality, transport, planning, and health and safety practices. He has seen Omega grow from strength to strength and adapt to the changes in the industry over the past 25 years and has shown true Yorkshire grit in challenging times to steer the company into a better position before his retirement in 2017. I couldn’t be prouder to welcome Newton to the position of life president at Omega Plc.’