Magtec Names Engineering Director

By Beth Machin

April 26, 2023

Magtec, a Rotherham-based designer, manufacturer and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, has promoted a new engineering director.

Andrew Sloan joined Magtec in 2019 as head of rail before moving into an engineering-focused role. He has been in the role of head of engineering for 15 months.

Sloan joined the Royal Navy submarine service as an electrical and electronic engineering apprentice in 2002 and rose up through the ranks to become chief petty officer. He served as senior engineer on various nuclear submarines and shore-based roles.

After leaving the Royal Navy in 2014, he held senior project management and business unit manager roles at railway engineering company Wabtec Rail and high-voltage cable manufacturer Pfisterer.


Andrew Gilligan, managing director at Magtec, said:

“Since becoming head of engineering at Magtec, Andrew has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to our company but more importantly his professionalism, leadership and engineering capability.

“He has led the engineering function to deliver higher reliability, deal with numerous supply chain challenges and push the boundary of what our team can deliver. We congratulate Andrew on his well-deserved appointment and look forward to having his voice on the board as Magtec goes from strength to strength.”

Andrew Sloan added: “Magtec has an ethos based on innovation and technical brilliance. I am delighted to be able to take an active role in the leadership and strategic direction of the company. Our market-leading technology, which is designed and manufactured by highly skilled engineers here in South Yorkshire, can drive the decarbonisation of the global transportation sector.”

Magtec is based at a purpose-built new 65,000 sq ft facility in Rotherham with more than two thirds of its supply chain based within South Yorkshire.

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