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WFEL Appoints New ex-Military Director

Jul 2020

Tom Winney joins WFEL as the new Director of Business Development

The Board of WFEL Ltd., a world leader in the supply of rapidly deployable military bridging systems and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Winney to the position of Director of Business Development.

This new Director role has been formed in order to address the large number of enquiries for WFEL’s portfolio of world-class bridging products, which have already been supplied to more than 40 armed forces across the world.

Tom served as an Infantry Officer in the British Army, with postings to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Northern Ireland. In his new position, Tom will oversee all Business Development activity for WFEL’s range of products including the Dry Support Bridge (DSB) and Medium Girder Bridge (MGB). He has experience of military bridging, vehicles, ammunitions and service support with both the UK MoD and military organisations throughout the world.

Commenting on his new appointment, Tom Winney said, “I’m delighted to join WFEL at this exciting time for the company. The WFEL bridging systems are renowned as being world class and there are a number of really exciting innovations planned. DSB and MGB lead the way for use in military and disaster relief situations and WFEL has a fantastic heritage in military bridge design and manufacture.”

Prior to joining WFEL, Tom previously held senior Project Management and Business Development roles within BAE Systems and RBSL.

WFEL’s Managing Director, Ian Anderton, said, "I am delighted that Tom has joined our experienced and committed WFEL team. His knowledge of the military Land Forces market worldwide, together with his extensive experience and knowledge of both Engineering and Manufacturing in a number of business sectors, coupled with his successes to date, make him the ideal person to take on this new role.”