Global medical diagnostics manufacturer MiniFAB has announced the appointment of Mr Pat Boland as a non-executive director in a move that will boost the company’s manufacturing credentials.
Mr Boland is co-founder of ANCA, a market leading global manufacturer of CNC tool grinders, and a recipient of a “Engineering Hero” status by the Victorian Government and the Kernot Memorial Medal by Melbourne University.
Under his leadership, ANCA has grown to employ over 1000 people across its manufacturing sites in Australia, Thailand, Germany, the US, UK and Taiwan, with most of the company’s revenue coming in export dollars.
Currently director of AMTIL, Mr Boland was also a member of the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council and has a first class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from Melbourne University.
MinFAB’s Chairman Michael Wilkinson said Mr Boland brings to the table “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,” Mr Wilkinson added.
“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.”
Mr Boland, who has several patents in the field of machine tools, 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,” he stated.
“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.”